Sampling Aphids in Soybean Fields

  • Michael E. Irwin
Part of the Springer Series in Experimental Entomology book series (SSEXP)


Everywhere soybean grows, aphids form a part of the community. Aphids are either colonizers of soybean fields or they are transient members of the soybean community. Several species of aphids successfully colonize and reproduce parthenogenetically on soybean in Asia and parts of Africa: Aphis craccivora Koch, Aphis glycines Matsumura, Aulacorthum solani (Kaltenbach). In the western hemisphere, aphids are mostly transient, although on occasion at least two species are known to form small, usually temporary colonies in soybean: A. craccivora in an experimental plot in Illinois and in the high jungles of Peru and Aphis gossypii Glover in Ecuador. A. gossypii established colonies on greenhouse grown soybean (M. E. Irwin unpublished).


Aphid Species Sticky Trap Soybean Mosaic Virus Soybean Field Aphid Coloni 
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