That's what I thought it might be but these didn't have the
characteristic green color. Upon closer examination they appear to
have some sort of greyish coat that can be rubbed off to reveal the
characteristic green of aphids that I'm used to. It may be the cooler
weather is inducing them to produce some sort of insulation. I don't
know that much about aphids.
I do know that ants defend them from predators so I'm going to put out
some dishes containing a mixture made from one cup of boiling water,
two cups of sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of borax to get rid of their
Pat Kiewicz wrote:
Aphids come in a range of colors, including bright scarlet and
black--some species even appear wooly white.
(I know that aphids are called 'green flies' in the UK, and I'm now
wrapping my mind around 'red green flies.')
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