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Aphid #2 - Hyperomyzus

Aphid #2 - Hyperomyzus
Spring Valley, San Diego County, California, USA
January 13, 2008
Size: approx 2mm
Host plant is Sow Thistle---Sonchus oleraceus

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Moved from Aphids.

More aphids, please!
It is nice when people add more aphids to the guide. It is such a large family and usually there are many individuals in any field (millions per acre), but they are largely ignored by contributors.
It looks like the plant is some kind of holly. It is important to record the host plant because many species are very host specific. This may not apply here since it is a winged individual, who may be just passing by.
Also, remember to crop your images to about 560 pixels on the larger side. Only you and the editors can see the enlarged version and some details get lost here for everybody else.

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