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The Phylloxeroidea[1] is a small superfamily of the Hemiptera within the infraorder Aphidomorpha which is closely related to the aphids which are traditionally included in the Aphidoidea, which is the sister taxon. The two extant families are the pine and spruce aphids (Adelgidae, including the former family Chermesidae, or "Chermidae") and the phylloxerans (Phylloxeridae), including Vine Phylloxera, a serious pest of grapes.

Phylloxeroidea
Daktulosphaira vitifoliae from CSIRO.jpg
Daktulosphaira vitifoliae
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
Infraorder: Aphidomorpha
Superfamily: Phylloxeroidea
Herrich-Schaeffer, 1854
Families

Adelgidae
Phylloxeridae

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Herrich-Schaeffer (1854) In Koch. Vorwort des Herausgebers. Die Pflanzenläuse Aphiden getreu nach dem Leben abgebildet und beschrieben, Verlag von J. L. Lotzbeck, Nürnberg 1:III-VIII

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