Aphids

6628.    This is probably a very common garden pest but I’m having trouble identifying it. Magnification is about 90x using a digital microscope. There are swarms of these almost coating the top 8 inches of some Himalayan impatience plants as well as a section of a honeysuckle growing in a different part of my yard. Thank you in advance .. Brad. Calgary, Alberta. Canada

 

Number 6628. These are aphids (Hemiptera/ Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae). Also known as plant lice, they are sap feeders and some species can vector viral diseases of plants. Click here for more detailed information

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  1. Brad says:

    As I suspected as we have had a massive hatch in all of Calgary just after submitting my request! Thanks so much for confirming. I believe this is still early stage as it was not yet capable of flying and looked a bit different from other pictures I found online

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