NT2469 : Black bean aphids - Aphis fabae

taken 8 months ago, near to Morningside, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Black bean aphids - Aphis fabae
Black bean aphids - Aphis fabae
Nymphs of various ages and shed skins. These were part of a heavy infestation on thistles in Braidburn Valley Park. Some adults [black fly] have wings. Aphids are true bugs [Hemiptera] and feed by sucking sap from plants with piercing mouthparts. They can do a lot of damage, both directly and by transmitting viruses. In addition, as they are 'plumbed' into the plant's vascular system [phloem] which is under pressure, sugary fluids are secreted from the rear, which allows sooty moulds to develop on plants.
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Date Taken
Monday, 13 July, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 17 July, 2020
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Place (from Tags)
Edinburgh  Morningside 
Insect (from Tags)
Hemiptera 
Inssect (from Tags)
Aphid 
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Insect 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2414 6985 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:54.9442N 3:12.9160W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2414 6985
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Braidburn Valley Park 

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