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  Aphid (Aphis sp)





Aphid | Aphis sp photo
Aphids on Butterfly Bush (Clerodendrum ugandense).

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Aphid | Aphis sp photo
Colony of aphids on Butterfly Bush.

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



APHID FACTS

Identification
The adult aphids are greenish grey. The new born nymphs start of pale green and become more grey as they moult. I'm not sure what species this is - let me know if you can identify it.

Size
3mm

Habitat
Hibiscus and other garden plants

Food
sap from young shoots and flower buds



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera
Family:Aphididae
Genus:Aphis
Species:sp
Common Name:Aphid

Relatives in same Genus
  Cotton Aphid (A. gossypii)
  Milkweed Aphid (A. nerii)