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Aphids

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

Description and Biology of:
Asparagus Aphid, Bean and Cowpea Aphids,
Cabbage and Turnip Aphids
, Melon Aphid,
Green Peach Aphid
, Corn Leaf Aphid 

Aphids on Asclepias
Aphids on Asclepias

Close-up of aphids on Asclepias
Close-up of aphids on Asclepias

aphid colony on underside of tomato leaf (note white cast skins)
Aphid colony on underside of tomato leaf (note white cast skins)

aphid shedding skin
Aphid shedding skin

aphids parasitized by the tiny parasitic wasp, Aphidius
Aphids parasitized by the tiny parasitic wasp, Aphidius

parasitized aphid mummy with parasitic wasp about to emerge (note outline of exit hole)
Parasitized aphid mummy with parasitic wasp about to emerge (note outline of exit hole)

exit hole in aphid mummy caused by emergence of parasitic wasp
Parasitized aphid mummy with parasitic wasp about to emerge (note outline of exit hole)

aphid parasitized by an Aphelinid wasp; Aphelinidae usually form black mummies
Aphid parasitized by an Aphelinid wasp; Aphelinidae usually form black mummies

syrphid fly larva feeding on an aphid colony
Syrphid fly larva feeding on an aphid colony

predaceous syrphid fly larva
Predaceous syrphid fly larva

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Written By

Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production Call Debbie E-mail Debbie N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
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