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milkweed aphids? - Aphis asclepiadis

milkweed aphids? - Aphis asclepiadis
Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA
July 15, 2009
Size: 2 mm
Eating on common milkweed, are these just "milkweed" aphids, or are there various species that feed on milkweed?

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milkweed aphids? - Aphis asclepiadis milkweed aphids? - Aphis asclepiadis

Moved from ID Request.

Those fleecy white things are ladybug larvae, perhaps in the genus Scymnus:

There are only three...
species of aphid that feed on common milkweed that I know of; these look like Aphis asclepiadis (which there isn't a guide page for yet).

Milkweed aphids
Adam--what is the name of the third species, and is this it?

The Third Aphid
Sources such as this one point to Myzocallis asclepiadis.

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