THE MOUTHPARTS AND FEEDING MECHANISM OF APHIDS

@inproceedings{Forbes1977THEMA,
  title={THE MOUTHPARTS AND FEEDING MECHANISM OF APHIDS},
  author={A. R. Forbes},
  year={1977}
}
Publisher Summary This chapter discusses the mouthparts and feeding mechanism of aphids. The aphid's method of feeding is the principal reason why they are such a successful group and are such important pests to agriculture. The mouthparts of the aphids are perfectly adapted for piercing plant tissue and extracting sap for food, and they are also the direct means of acquisition and transmission of plant viruses. The advent of the transmission and scanning electron microscopes has further… Expand
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