All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Oleander Aphids</strong> <em>Aphis nerii</em>
July 3, 2007  

I found this brown Syrphid (fly) larva munching on these aphids on my milkweed leaves. These aphids are European transplants. The predator doesn't seem to be deterred by the bad-t...
Oleander Aphids Aphis nerii
July 3, 2007

I found this brown Syrphid (fly) larva munching on these aphids on my milkweed leaves. These aphids are European transplants. The predator doesn't seem to be deterred by the bad-tasting toxin taken up by the aphids as they eat the sap of the milkweed. They use the bright orange coloration to deter predators.

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