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Scientific name: Arthropoda: Insecta: Homoptera: Aphididae:
Common Name: aphid 4
Photographer: D. S. Kjar
Identifier: E. M. Barrows Butterfly Garden, Ecology Lab
Butterfly Garden, Ecology Lab
These aphids are feeding on Heliopsis helianthoides (= Ox-eye) (Aster Family), in the Butterfly Garden, Ecology Laboratory, Georgetown University. This aphid species (possibly the Brown Ambrosia Aphid, Dactynotus ambrosiae, Westcott 1973, page 68) also feeds on Black-eyed Susan, another member of the Aster Family.
D. S. K., E. M. B.
Westcott, Cynthia. 1973. The Gardener's Bug Book. Fourth Edition. Doubleday and Company, Garden City, NY. 689 pp.