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Oleander Aphid

Aphis nerii

Description:

Large yellow aphids, mostly nymphs (I only observed two adults). I think the translucent, slug-like animals are syrphid larvae. I saw a milkweed assassin bug hanging around, and the next day they were all dead with nothing but empty exoskeletons left behind.

Habitat:

Milkweed plant in a suburban yard

1 Species ID Suggestions

Oleander Aphid
Aphis nerii Aphis nerii


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1 Comment

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 6 years ago

Hi! Nice Spotting! it looks to me as an oleander aphid, if that plant is a milkweed then it's settled.

Machi
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Machi

Spotted on Dec 31, 2015
Submitted on Jan 13, 2016

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