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David L. Stern taxon links [up-->]Cerataphidini [up-->]Hormaphidini [down<--]Aphidoidea Interpreting the tree
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Containing group: Aphidoidea

Discussion of Phylogenetic Relationships

The family Hormaphididae is made up of three tribes, the Nipponaphidini, Hormaphidini and Cerataphidini. Recent molecular phylogenetic work by Stern (1994) has indicated that the Nipponaphidini and Hormaphidini are most likely sister groups. In addition, the analysis has indicated that the genus Aleurodaphis, long thought to be a member of the Cerataphidini, is probably basal to all remaining hormaphidines.


Stern, D. L. 1994. A phylogenetic analysis of soldier evolution in the aphid family Hormaphididae. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 256:203-209.

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David L. Stern
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

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Stern, David L. 1995. Hormaphididae. Version 01 January 1995 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Hormaphididae/11017/1995.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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