Aphid

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Reduvius personatus

How to Identify an 

Aphid

Aphids are small green, yellowish, reddish, or blackish soft bodied insects that suck the juices from the leaves and stems of plants. They excrete drops of honeydew from their anus, which then attracts other insects like ants.


Where do they come from?

Aphids can be found on leaves and stems of plants


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What do they look like?

Female aphid with nymphs
Aphid cluster and damage they caused
Aphids on a plant stem
Close up view of female aphid and nymph

Where do they live?

Aphids are easily managed by an appropriately labeled insecticide. Focus should be on plan stems, undersides of leaves, and anywhere the aphids are seen. Aphids may also be controlled naturally by purchasing live lady bugs and releasing them into your yard.

Name:

Reduvius personatus

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Diet:

Plant juices

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