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Rose Aphid - Macrosiphum rosae  

Family Aphididae

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

Body length 5mm
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Rose Aphids are common in Brisbane Garden. They are brownish-pink in colour. Stay on every new stems and flower buds. On late spring, the Rose Aphid colonies start to appear on rose flower buds. 
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Few weeks later, the aphid colonies grow bigger and bigger. Winged aphids also appear. Rose Aphids, like all other bugs, have their needle-like mouthpart suck juice from plants.

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Then the predators, include the parasite flies, parasite wasps and ladybird beetles, will appear and prey on the aphids. The number of aphids start to decrease and become un-seeable when summer starts. 

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1. Insects of Australia - CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p 455.

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