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Is this an Aphid ? - Aphis

Is this an Aphid ? - Aphis
N.H., Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
November 1, 2005
Size: 3mm the head of a pin
Once again I found this on the macrophylla hydrangea plant. When viewed with the naked eye it appears to be eggs .
They are no bigger than the size of a pin head.
Are these aphids ?
Is this the adult standing guard over the nymphs ?

Moved from Aphids.


Interesting insects
Males can be winged or wingless and parthenogenic females are usually wingless.
There is a link in the aphids info page that tells you this as well as a few other facts about aphids.

definitely aphids
as for the adult/nymph question...i'm pretty sure that only adults have wings, but not sure at all if the wingless ones in your photo are not also adults.

Thanks for the confirm.
Thanks for the confirm. The Hydrangea shrub that these were on seem to host a number of different insects. Most of my pictures that were posted in this guide have been found on this particular shrub.

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