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Aphids (Lachnidae)


Giant willow aphid Tuberolachnus salignus (Gmellin 1790)

Tuberolachnus salignus
  • Cambridge, 12 Nov 2000.
  • Forms clusters on willow trees and can be a pest, but this one was walking by itself on an autumn morning. Perhaps it was looking for somewhere to hibernate.
  • The largest aphid, this one has body length 5mm
  • Males of this species have not been found, reproduction is believed to be entirely parthenogenic. Winged female forms exist.


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