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Macrosiphum

Macrosiphum

The sex lives of aphids during most of the year are unusually dull: female aphids are parthenogenetic, cloning themselves without mating at all. This strategy allows aphids to build their numbers very quickly. Sexual reproduction occurs at the end of the season, after winged forms are produced.

Tucson, Arizona, USA.

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From Hemiptera: True Bugs and Relatives