Aphids


Aphid – Acyrthosiphon pisum, by Shipher Wu
Courtesy of the Public Library of Science


Green apple aphid (Aphis pomi) – A, adult sexual female; B, adult male; C, young female; D, female laying an egg; E, eggs, which turn from green to black after they are laid – (Enlarged about 20 times)

Small sap-sucking insects, members of the superfamily Aphidoidea.

Aphids are among the most destructive insects for any gardener. Their length varies from 0.4 to .39 inches.

Their natural enemies include aphid midge larvae, crab spiders, hoverfly larvae, lacewings, ladybirds and parasitic wasps.

Effective Control Bugs (they will eat aphids): Ladybug, Pirate Bug, Praying Mantis, Green Lacewing

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