Macrosiphon "The Blade" Aphid




Record: 22-4 Size: 2mm Weight: 1mg
Fighting from the Order of: Hemiptera
Superfamily: Aphidoidea
Bouts: Predators include lady bugs, wasps and spiders.
Bio: Aphids feed by inserting their beaks into stems, leaves or roots, and sucking the plant juices. Usually, they gather in large colonies. Certain aphid species have a symbiotic relationship with various species of ants that resemble the relationship of domestic cattle to humans; and are referred to as "ant cows." The ants take care of the aphids, transporting them to their food plants and sheltering the aphid eggs in their nests during the winter. The aphids, in turn, provide honeydew for the ants.