superfamily Aphidoidea

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Noun1.superfamily Aphidoidea - plant lice
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Homoptera, suborder Homoptera - plant lice (aphids); whiteflies; cicadas; leafhoppers; plant hoppers; scale insects and mealybugs; spittle insects
aphid - any of various small plant-sucking insects
Aphididae, family Aphididae - small soft-bodied plant lice
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Buckthorn aphid, Aphis nasturtii is a member of the order Hemiptera, suborder Aphidinea, superfamily Aphidoidea, family Aphididae.
Commonly referred to as plant lice or greenflies, aphids are a taxon of small, soft bodied insects belonging to the order Hemiptera, suborder Sternorrhyncha, superfamily Aphidoidea and family Aphididae (Blackman and Eastop, 2012).
This characteristic differs from species of the superfamily Aphidoidea that interrupt vitellogenesis and degenerate oocytes in the absence of fecundation or food to re-allocate the energy and increase longevity (BELL; BOHM, 1975; ROSENHEIM et al.