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    Jul 2012
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Little green aphid (pic)

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    Last weekend I was out collecting green aphids to feed to some baby mantids. I discovered that every time I walked through a patch of >>
    Scotch broom I ended-up with numerous of the little bugs aphids scattered around on my shirt. So I would just crash through the plants, pick off the aphids, and repeat. It was really rather fun...>>
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    Anyhow, in addition to feeding my mantids, I kept a few aphids to photograph. I placed the aphids on a nasturtium leaf both as a suitable background, but also because I know from experience how (unfortunately) popular nasturtiums are with aphids. Sure enough, a couple of the insects settled down to feed by piercing the leaf with their proboscises. >>
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    I posted a few photos on my blog, but this one was easily my favourite.>>
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    Olympus OM-D E-M5; Nikkor 50mm F2.8 enlarger lens; manual exposure (F8 @ 1/200 sec); Olympus FL-36 flash (TTL); ISO: 200>>
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    P7200112 b green aphid copyright ernie cooper 2013 by ernie.cooper, on Flickr>>

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    Aug 2003
    Chicago, IL, USA

    Re: Little green aphid (pic)

    That's spectacular... I know how tiny those things are, they're bane of my garden this year.

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    Jul 2013
    New Mexico

    Re: Little green aphid (pic)

    Interesting composition and quite beautiful.


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