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5013161 green aphids - Uroleucon

5013161 green aphids - Uroleucon
near Lisle, Illinois, USA
August 14, 2005
Size: ~1-2mm

Moved from Aphids.

Uroleucon (Lambersius)

Great photo.
I've never seen aphids do this before....they've always been on the stalk of the plant when I see them.

green aphids
They were hiding from a ladybug that was going up the stalk eating them.

They are not that smart
I have seen them coming to a syrphid larva, which is devouring one of their sisters, and walking to the larva and over it and touching the dying aphid, etc. They don't seem to be aware of the danger.

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