Aphis nerii - Milkweed aphid, Oleander aphid

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Aphis nerii

Photo(s): Bart Wursten, Margin of Urema floodplain, Gorongosa National Park.

Species details:

Note: Often in large colonies on the stems of various indigenous Milkweeds (Asclepiadoideae) and also as a garden pest on Oleander and Periwinkle
Distribution: Pantropical and subtropical.
Related plant families:
Apocynaceae subfamilies Asclepiadoideae and Secamonoideae (Food plant)
Related plant genera:
Related plant species:
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeCatharanthus roseus (Food plant)
Literature: Picker, M., Griffiths, C. & Weaving, A. (2002), Field guide to Insects of South Africa, Struik Publishers, Cape Town, p. 164.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Hemiptera - True Bugs: Aphis nerii .
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402460, retrieved 21 July 2024

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