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Pea aphid

Acyrthosiphon pisum

Description:

Sap sucking insect. Few mm. Green color, long dark legs. Feeds on herbs and legumes. They are also farmed by ants, as honeydews. The only animal species able to synthesize carotenes.

Habitat:

Grasslands, crops, gardens.

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Oud-Heverlee, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Spotted on Jun 4, 2011
Submitted on Jun 5, 2011

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