Aphids

Posted Sep 29, 2004
Last Updated Nov 7, 2011
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aphid photo

Aphids are strange pests. The insect feeds on plants... and their colonization on leaves and stems spells disaster for vegetation. And while they are not the most welcome insect in gardens... I do find them interesting to photograph. Their strange dancing habits are bizarre; all insects on a plant sit still for a minute, then simultaneously raise themselves up as if doing hand-stands.

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aphids on stem

These aphids collect on the stems of plants in large colonies that become feeding grounds for the lady beetle, the praying mantis and other predatory insects.

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Colony of aphids doing hand-stands.

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Colony of aphids doing hand-stands.

aphid photo

Colony of aphids doing hand-stands.

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Colony of aphids doing hand-stands.

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Photos of aphids on a milkweed plant.


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