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APHIDS

Lawn & Garden

Aphids – Also known as “plant lice”, aphids are very important pests of cultivated plants such as fruit trees, flowers, ornamental shrubs and even some crops.  They suck out the juices of the plant causing the plant to look wilted and even spreading some plant diseases through their feeding habits.  Some species of aphids do not have a male gender, although the females have the ability to reproduce live young.  Where they occur in large numbers on the same plant, they can cause the plant to die.  Ladybugs are an important predator against aphids.