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I almost forgot about this photo, taken a couple of weeks ago on a local walk. I’ve seen aphids of various sizes all together on one branch before but I’ve never knowingly seen an aphid that’s just had a baby. In fact, I didn’t know aphids gave birth to live young, rather than lay eggs, and I’ve only just found out that there’s no sex involved in the reproduction process. They may be the bane of every serious gardener but what fascinating creatures aphids are!

221217 aphid having a baby