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Tiny Green Insect - Sipha

Tiny Green Insect - Sipha
Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
October 31, 2005
Size: 1.6mm
Found this on a blade of grass. The closest I can think of is a springtail, but it doesn't look like the others in the guide.

Moved from Aphids.
Thanks Andrew.


Aphididae - maybe near Schizaphis
It is one of the aphids that have the cornicles present as raised rings. From the depths of memory I recall that at least some of these are found on grasses, and Schizaphis seems to exert the greatest pull on my memory when I scan the list of New Hampshire insects.

This isn't an aphid? I know it doesn't have the little "tails" (cornuncles or whatever the proper term is), but otherwise that is what it looks like to me.

I'll go with that, it does look like an aphid. Maybe it's a young one without the cornucles yet.

Just a guess: This is a non-insect hexapod.

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