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taxon links extinct icon extinct icon Phylogenetic position of group is uncertain[down<--]Aphidomorpha Interpreting the tree
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Containing group: Aphidomorpha


Heie, O. E. 1987. Palaeontology and phylogeny. In. Aphids: Their biology, natural enemies, and control, vol 2A. Eds. A. K. Minks and P. Harrewijn. Elsevier, Amsterdam. pp. 367-391.

Heie, O. E. 1994. Aphid ecology in the past and a new view on the evolution of Macrosiphini. In. Individuals, Populations and Patterns in Ecology. Eds. S. R. Leather et al. Intercept, Andover. pp. 409-418.

Heie, O. E. and E. Pike. 1992. New aphids in Cretaceous amber from Alberta (Inecta: Homoptera). Canadian Entomologist 124:1027-1053.

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Scientific Name Sacciphantes abietis
Location Poland
Acknowledgements Courtesy InsectImages.org (#1258237)
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Sex Female
Life Cycle Stage Adults
Source Collection Bugwood Network/Forestry Images
Copyright © Stanislaw Kinelski
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