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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: What are these bugs?

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got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 9, 2006
1:40 PM

Post #2485140

I found a bunch of them on just one of my dahlias. They seem to be sucking water from the stems of the flowers. They make a funny pop sound when you squish them... They are tiny - about 1/8 inch across.

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paalexan
Las Cruces, NM

July 9, 2006
9:47 PM

Post #2486554

Aphids of some kind...

Patrick Alexander
LavinaMae
Grantsboro, NC
(Zone 8b)

July 9, 2006
10:21 PM

Post #2486663

Is that a voo do lily type flower? If it is I have never seen one that didn't attract bugs.

Lavina
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 9, 2006
11:11 PM

Post #2486849

It is a dahlia. I thought aphid were green...?
TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

July 9, 2006
11:17 PM

Post #2486868

Definitely aphids. BTW, they can be green, red, orange, or black depending on the species.
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 31, 2006
1:27 AM

Post #2568634

Thanks!

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