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Photo#190172
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: http://www.easttennesseewildflowers.com/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=Insects_II

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Moved from Macrosiphum.

Moved
Moved from Potato Aphid.

 
Wait...
Is there another species of Macrosiphum that feeds on nightshades?

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

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