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Photo#995032
large variety on a milk weed seed pod

large variety on a milk weed seed pod
Goshen, Orange County, New York, USA
September 12, 2014
Size: all under 2mm
there appear to be at least 3 varieties of what may be aphids plus a larval form which may be related to the Milk weed moth caterpillers that ate almost all of the leaves
of these plants. Lets look at the residents one at a time for ID purposes.

Images of this individual: tag all
large variety on a milk weed seed pod large variety on a milk weed seed pod

Moved
Moved from ID Request. The yellow aphids are oleander aphids. The small white and black items are exuviae of same. The large, brown, spherical ones are also oleander aphids; they have been parasitized by a wasp and are known as "mummies". The "caterpillar" is an aphidophagous syrphid maggot.

Syrphidae larva eat Aphids
so they are good.

 
aphids etc
WOW so much great info so fast. I am grateful and impressed.
thanx, ADL

 
You're Welcome ;^)
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