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Blackfly aphid?

Observed: 11th May 2011 By: wmccauley
Merseyside BioBank
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blackfly aphid?
Description:

adults 2mm, young 1mm. reproducing prolifically. Pictured on nasturtium but also covering sunflowers. Ladybirds having a field day!

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which blackfly aphid (Aphis fabae) interacts

Comments

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Aphis fabae group

I would imagine it's safe to call these Aphis fabae but that's partly because its taxonomy needs sorting out and so no-one can really argue with you. Entomologists often refer to 'the Aphis fabae group'.