Yarrow aphid, Tunstall Hills, Sunderland

Yarrow aphid, Tunstall Hills, Sunderland

Observation - Yarrow aphid, Tunstall Hills, Sunderland - UK and Ireland. Description: A single Yarrow plant (Achillea millefolium) is host to an aphid infestation which has attracted bot

A single Yarrow plant (Achillea millefolium) is host to an aphid infestation which has attracted both predator (7-Spot ladybird - Coccinella septempunctata) and red ant “friendlies. Fascinating to read today that ants occasionally form a symbiotic relationship with certain aphid species (see Comments). Reading that we have over 600 aphid species in the UK so slim chance of identification but we can but pose the question – see ID notes & Comments.