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Black Citrus Aphid - Toxoptera citricida 

Family Aphididae

This page contains pictures and information about Black Citrus Aphids that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 2mm 
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Those aphids are black or dark brown in colour. They development colonies on young growing tips of the citrus trees. They are common in all citrus growing area. The first picture shows an ant attending them for the honeydew that the aphids extracted.
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In the above photos, also notice the ladybird larva hunting in the meddle of a aphid colony. 
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1. Insects of Australia - CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 453.

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