Family of small, sap-sucking insects.
Great French Wine Blight
Wikipedia provides information on the affliction caused by the Phylloxera aphid that destroyed many vineyards in France in the 19th century, and the eventual solution to the problem.
Information from Wikipedia on this genus of small sap-sucking insects which are a pest of commercial grapevines.
Phylloxera vitifoliae: Grape Phylloxera
Photograph of this tiny insect, with information on its hosts, symptoms, life cycle and description.
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