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Incredible number of aphid photos.
Have you thought of getting hold of the Scandinavian guides?
If you are as interested as you obviously are, I would have thought it was far more satisfying to try and ID them yourself...
My Flickr photos...
.. for the link here is one I have been using this morning, http://influentialpoints.com/Gallery/Aphid_genera.htm
Got a few ID's but as you know unless they are blatantly obvious, there up with a probable/might be. Even when I think they are obvious I am told, "cant be ID'ed from a photo".
So now I tend to defer to the experts for confirmation, or guidance.
I hasten to add I am always appreciative of any help I get, so I thank you again for the link...
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Your pictures are an eye-opener. I have never really looked at them much at all, so the colours and patterns are a real surprise. Must have a closer look, the coming season.
The RES book of British Insects by Peter Barnard makes it clear how difficult these are and with over 600 species and no key, I am not sure how much luck you are going to have getting an ID for many of them.
You doubtless have the book, but it lists these as useful references...
Blackman R. L. 1974 Aphids Ginn and Co. London and Aylesbury
Blackman R. L. 2010 Aphids - Aphidinae (Macrosiphini) Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects 2 (7): 420pp
Dixon T. and Thieme T. 2007 Aphids on deciduous trees Naturalists Handbooks 29. Richmond Publishing, Slough
(There are other references, too, including the Scandinavian guides I referred to above)
Then it referes to this website for latest classification...
You doubtless have seen these anyway!
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