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Rose aphid? - Macrosiphum

Rose aphid? - Macrosiphum
Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington, USA
July 6, 2008
Found on a rose bush. Very similar to this one

I believe this may be the rose aphid, see this site
and this image.

Well, it certainly looks like a rose aphid, but after reading many sites, I guess it is very hard to ID these.

This is indeed a mummy, probably from Macrosiphum rosae, but there are too many species that feed on roses to tell from photos.

Moved from Aphids. Looks a lot like the Macrosiphum rosae mummy on this page. The potato aphid is also found on rose and is very similar-looking.

fine with me
if you send it to frass....

Is it alive and well
or is this one of those parasitized 'mummy' aphids brooding a killer larva inside?

The white knobby stuff and the darkened leg joints make me wonder if this one is the victim of a fungus rather than a wasp. Certainly safe to say it's not exactly alive and well, I think...

I am not sure
I'll have to check it out again tomorrow.

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