Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Aphis forbesi
(strawberry aphid)



Aphis forbesi (strawberry aphid)


  • Last modified
  • 14 November 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Aphis forbesi
  • Preferred Common Name
  • strawberry aphid
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Aphis forbesi Weed

Preferred Common Name

  • strawberry aphid

Other Scientific Names

  • Cerosipha forbesi

International Common Names

  • English: strawberry root aphid
  • Spanish: pulgón del fresal
  • French: puceron du fraisier; puceron rhizophage du fraisier; puceron vert-bleu du fraisier

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Blattlaus, Kleine Erdbeer-
  • Italy: Afide della fragola
  • Netherlands: kleine aardbeibladluis

EPPO code

  • APHIFO (Aphis forbesi)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
  •                             Unknown: Aphidoidea
  •                                 Family: Aphididae
  •                                     Genus: Aphis
  •                                         Species: Aphis forbesi

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes



South America

BrazilPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-ParanaPresentAraujo et al., 2013


RomaniaUnconfirmed record

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Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Lysiphlebus testaceipes Parasite Araujo et al., 2013

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