Mealy plum aphids feeding on a leaf

Mealy plum aphids feeding on a leaf

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Caption: Mealy plum aphids. Mealy plum aphids (Hyalopterus pruni) feeding on a common reed leaf (Phragmites australis). Aphids feed on plant juices and are a major pest. Their numbers are usually controlled by insecticide, but biological controls such as ladybirds are used also.

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