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Green aphids on sow thistle

Green aphids on sow thistle
Bodine St. Garden, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 19, 2009
Size: Aphids ~1mm or less
I collected these aphids to feed the lady beetle larva, so they're not at the center of any photos. You can see them on the sides, though.

Plant: Sow thistle, Sonchus species. Not a true thistle.

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Green aphids on sow thistle Green aphids on sow thistle

Moved from Aphids.


The genus for sow-thistles is Sonchus; a view of the stem would be needed to differentiate the three common species.

Oh, sorry, typo...
I kept getting Spercus and Sonchus mixed up in my head.

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