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Aphid on Tussock Sedge - Rhopalosiphum

Aphid on Tussock Sedge - Rhopalosiphum
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
November 28, 2009
Size: 1.8mm
I found this aphid on a clump of Tussock Sedge (Carex stricta) out in a wetland.

Moved from Aphids.


Color scheme...
is reminiscent of the Bird Cherry Oat Aphid, which feeds on grasses (but I don't know about sedges). Maybe a relative?

Must be the same or a closely related species
These sedges look just like a large clump of grass, and the aphid does look very similar to the other Bird Cherry Oat Aphids.

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