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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Hemiptera - True Bugs: Aphis nerii .
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/insect-display.php?insect_species_id=402460, retrieved 17 April 2024

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