posted on October 11, 2006 10:18
Christina DiFonzo...On Sunday/Monday (October 1-2), there was a huge flight of soybean aphid gynoparae (winged females) from soybeans to buckthorn. On Monday (October 2), I found females with tiny newly-deposited nymphs on every buckthorn shrub I examined around MSU. Many of these were ant-tended (i.e. being protected), and I didn't see any ladybugs or other predators. These nymphs will mature into oviparae and lay eggs in October.
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