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The aphid was about 4mm long and the biggest one I have ever seen!
It was found on a small Leopard Tree bonsai in a garden in Toti
This is the adult stage of an aphid. The adults of this species are hermaphrodite, meaning, they are both males and females. They secrete a waxy sack and lay their eggs in it. They also secrete honeydew, and ants learned that they can trigger that honeydew secretion by touching the aphid.