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Aphid birth - Macrosiphum euphorbiae

Aphid birth - Macrosiphum euphorbiae
Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tennessee, USA
May 31, 2007
Size: 2mm
I was excited to see this red aphid giving birth (even if it did mean there would be another hungry mouth sucking on my tomato plants!). There is always a lot of drama happening wherever there are aphids. They are eaten by ladybugs and their larvae, lacewing larvae eat them, parasitic wasps lay their eggs on them and turn them into "mummies". I have more photos of aphids on my website:

Moved from Macrosiphum.

Moved from Potato Aphid.

Is there another species of Macrosiphum that feeds on nightshades?

Maybe, I got carried away; this one was probably right. Sorry.

Moved from Aphids.

A little cropping would help. Remember that only you and the editors can see the full size image. Everybody else misses the details.

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