Aphids of Karnataka

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Aphids (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae) are one of the most economically important groups of insects as agricultural pests and vectors of plant diseases. This website provides an account of 76 species of common aphids of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. This site has been developed as an identification aid to common aphids of Karnataka, many of which also occur in other parts of India and the world. Brief diagnostic accounts, based mainly on external characters to aid in field identification and also supported by other taxonomic characters and photographs, have been given for the species included.

We hope the site will be informative and useful to economic entomologists, plant protection workers and students of entomology.

Any questions about the website or use of its contents should be directed to Sunil Joshi or J. Poorani.

Last updated on : 16.10.18