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Brown Ambrosia Aphid

Uroleucon

Description:

Red larvae or aphids (?) found in the park on various plants

1 Species ID Suggestions

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 8 years ago
Brown Ambrosia Aphid
Uroleucon Genus Uroleucon - BugGuide.Net


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4 Comments

JanelleL.Streed
JanelleL.Streed 8 years ago

LuckyLogan-Thank you sooo much! I'll keep that in mind and will get at least one wide-angle shot of the host plant in the future to help narrow it down. :-)))

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 8 years ago

Yep, many insects only live on host plants. Aphids like these Oleander Aphids only feed on milk weed. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/372... There are over 300 species of aphid in Minnesota and knowing which plant they are on really narrows it down.

JanelleL.Streed
JanelleL.Streed 8 years ago

LuckyLogan-Hmmm I don't think so. I think at the time I was focused on just the little red bugs, not the plant itself. I know the plants though and could try finding them again this summer. The aphids are usually thick on them. Does the plant species help identify the species of aphid then?

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 8 years ago

These are aphids. Do you have a better picture of the plants that they were on?

JanelleL.Streed
Spotted by
JanelleL.Streed

Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Jun 4, 2012
Submitted on Sep 17, 2012

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