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Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Borstenläuse
Eucallipterus tiliae (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): John Curtis (1791-1862)
Source: Wikimedia Commons


This family of aphid-like insects is closely related to the true aphids, the Aphididae, and is regarded as a subfamily (Drepanosiphinae) of those by some authors. The species are characterized by short or missing cornicles (siphunculi) and other morphological features like the wing venation or the structure of the antennae. Several members are considered pests of forest trees or landscape trees like the linden aphid, Eucallipterus tiliae, or the sycamore aphid, Drepanosiphum platanoidis.

The following genera and individual species are currently entered in the system: