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Hypericum Aphid - Aphis gossypii

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Hypericum Aphid Hypericum Aphid - Aphis gossypii dylan Laundry Lane 13 May 2023, 6:27 p.m. 13 May 2023, 2:55 p.m.
Hypericum Aphid Hypericum Aphid - Aphis gossypii dylan Laundry Lane 20 May 2021, 5:35 p.m. 12 May 2021, 4:28 p.m.
Hypericum Aphid Hypericum Aphid - Aphis gossypii dylan Laundry Lane 20 May 2021, 5:35 p.m. 12 May 2021, 4:29 p.m.
Hypericum Aphid Hypericum Aphid - Aphis gossypii dylan Laundry Lane 13 May 2023, 6:27 p.m. 13 May 2023, 2:56 p.m.
Hypericum Aphid Hypericum Aphid - Aphis gossypii dylan Laundry Lane 13 May 2023, 6:27 p.m. 13 May 2023, 2:57 p.m.

Species Description

Probably widespread in the South but very under-recorded. It is thought to be a recent colonist to Britain and seems to be spreading. It is a cosmopolitan species and its native origin is unknown. Habitat includes: Anywhere with the host (mostly Tutsan - Hypericum androsaemum here) in relatively mild situations such as gardens, parks, allotments, churchyards, woodland etc. Length: 0.9 - 1.8 mm. Other names include: Melon aphid, Cotton aphid.

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