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Oleander aphid

Aphis nerii

Oleander aphid

Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota

Size: Up to 1/8 inch long

Description: Pear-shaped, bright yellow with black legs. They have long antennae and two cornicles ("tail pipes") on the rear of their abdomen, which are also black.

Where/When:Feeds on milkweeds throughout the spring and summer.

Significance:Rarely, if ever, damages milkweed.

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