Pests on parade

Big black [or red] nemesis, parthenogenesis

Big black [or red] nemesis, parthenogenesis

Like microscopic syphons, red aphids (superfamily Aphidoidea) marched along these flower stems, stopping at regular intervals to suck up sap. I think the unfortunate host here may be a Common beggarticks (Bidens frondosa) of the aster family.

Although gruesome in one way, some aphid species have unusual reproductive capabilities. In effect, females can generate clones of themselves without the need of male assistance.

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