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English Name

Aphid Midge


Aphid Midge is a beneficial insect that looks like a very small wasp, but a very delicate one. As an adult it is 1. 5 mm long and as larvae or caterpillars they are small 1/8-inch orange maggot. The larvae eats more than sixty species of aphids. Aphid Midge is attracted when you landscape with plants that have plenty of pollen and nectar in areas protected from wind. Provide a water source such as birdbath or a saucer with water placed on the ground.



Did you know?

Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that grapes were grown to make wine about 8,000 years ago in Mesopotamia (today's Iraq), although the ancient Egyptians were the first to record the process of making wine about 5,000 years ago.