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Photo#111230
Red Goldenrod Aphid - Uroleucon nigrotuberculatum

Red Goldenrod Aphid - Uroleucon nigrotuberculatum
Douglasville, Paulding County, Georgia, USA
May 14, 2007
Size: Adults approx. 2-3mm
I apologize for picture quality, but I wanted to post these since this is a new species for the Guide.

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Red Goldenrod Aphid - Uroleucon nigrotuberculatum Red Goldenrod Aphid - Uroleucon nigrotuberculatum

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We need your help
There are a number of images in the family Aphididae that look like yours. In fact I have some that I haven't submitted yet.
Can you ID them to species? Can you tell us how to ID them? That would be very helpful.

 
Not much to offer
Honestly, I'm not sure of how much help I can be. I had help from my local UGA extension office to ID mine. Basically what they told me is that the Brown Ambrosia Aphids were a very dull, dusky red, whereas the Goldenglow Aphids (Dactynotus rudbeckiae) are very bright red and smaller.

Also, when I first was researching these guys I found conflicting taxonomic info. However, it seems that the correct names are Brown Ambrosia Aphid, Uroleucon ambrosiae and GoldenGlow Aphid, Dactynotus rudbeckiae.

If you'd like I can offer my opinion on the photos in question and perhaps a consensus can be reached on some or all of them? ...