Milkweed/Yellow Aphid

Aphis nerii

Aphis nerii

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Insecta
Order
Hemiptera
Family
Aphididae
Genus
Aphis
Species
nerii
Description
Aphis nerii Boyer de Fonscolombe, also known as the milkweed aphid, and oleander aphid. Commonly described as a yellow aphid.
Reproduction
Aphis nerii is an obligate, viviparous and parthenogenetic species which means that the adult aphids are all females and they produce live clones of the female nymph rather than eggs. The adult females may be winged or wingless.
Predators
Ladybird Beetles and nymphs, also the parasitic wasp Aphidius colemani
References
  • https://www.monarch.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/aphids-fact-sheet.pdf
  • http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/shrubs/oleander_aphid.htm
  • http://www.bioforce.net.nz/products/aphidius_colemani.html
  • http://www.ladybirdplantcare.co.uk/Aphid.html