Aphids – Dead as a Doornail

It always amazes me how I can have thousands of aphids on my milkweed one week and ten days later, they are all dead and gone.

August 11th I wrote about our aphid infestation later in the summer.
August 21st, I went out and found them all dead or gone.

Most people give the credit to predators, but I have never seen that many ladybugs and lacewings in my garden to complete the annihilation of the aphids.

My theory is that since the aphids are all genetically identical, that all it takes is one disease to come in and wipe them out.

Netflix has a great video on aphids if you’re interested.
David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities | Season 2 – Episode 1.

 

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