Nettle Aphid - Microlophium carnosum
A very variable species with winged and unwinged forms that may be various colours, often green or pink.
On Common Nettle.
Spring and summer.
The winged females are able to reproduce by parthenogenesis (asexually), giving birth to pregnant offspring. This phenomenon is known as telescoping generations. The generation of young produced by winged adults are able to reproduce sexually.
Common throughout Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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