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Winged Aphid - Sitobion avenae

Winged Aphid - Sitobion avenae
Encino, Los Angeles County, California, USA
April 9, 2005
Size: 1/4 inch
On Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) in my front yard.

Moved from Aphids.

Probably Sitobion avenae

Moving to Aphid page.
Moving this to the aphid family page. Host plant record will eventually help to ID, possibly:-)

Bark Louse?
Can't see the head so much but could this be a bark louse?

I don't think so...
The head's too small and indistinct, the wing venation's totally different and it's got the little horns growing out of its abdomen that one would expect in an aphid. I'm sure someone who knows either group at all well could find other differences.

Thanks for giving it a try, though. Aphids are tough (if not impossible) from photos, so the real experts tend make to themselves busy someplace else and pretend they're not there... :)

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