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Aphid? on milkweed - Myzocallis asclepiadis

Aphid? on milkweed - Myzocallis asclepiadis
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
August 8, 2012
Oleander aphids on milkweed. The lighter yellow-ish homoptera appear to be something else.

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Two species of aphid! Interesting.
Which apparently isn't that uncommon:



This doesn't look exactly like the other images of Myzocallis asclepidais so I'm wondering if it's a different species or just young. I know we have a billion of them someone reared out from Asclepiadis down in our research collection so I'll see if I get a chance to take a look.

 
Natalie - thanks, interesting
Natalie - thanks, interesting that they seem to co-occur with oleander aphids, and not on uninfested milkweeds.

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