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Marine Nature Study Area, Oceanside, LI, Nassau County, New York, USA
June 21, 2007
Size: tiny, appx 2mm
Can this be identified any further than family? It was all alone, and didn't move in over an hour. I was told the bud is Beach Rose (Rosa rugosa). Thanks, Sandy

Moved from Greenbug.

Moved from Aphids.

Rose Aphid
It seems logical that because it was found on a rose it would be the rose aphid. I'm not sure, but here is a site with a bunch of images.

Rose Aphid link
Thanks for the link Lynette. This does look like a good match for Rose Aphid. Must be very common too. Cheers, Sandy S

after posting that link I checked out more aphids commonly found on rose and many look very similar. It may be harder to ID these than I thought. :)

Hopefully an aphid expert will help us out one day. and this won't be one you need a microscope for:-) But good info to remember to associate the aphid with the plant. Sandy

Nice photo. Bad odds for tighter ID.
Listing the plant helps. Eight out of thirteen pages here are IDed simply as aphids.

Hi Ron, Was hoping this cute little guy was detailed enough that someone might know. If not now, somewhere down the line... is the most similar in charcoal gray. Cheers, Sandy

You never know...
At least you've done everything right and have a keeper. I'm always pleasantly surprised when an old post comes alive with an ID.

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