Home on the range with scale bar: detail crop

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This is a severe crop of my original "Home on the Range" image, highlighting the detail visible on the aphids.  A small family of green aphids stands on the end of a stalk of tack oat grass, {Avena sativa}, that has a tiny drop of clear water at the tip (because it is guttating due to high-humidity).  There is one larger aphid (most likely a wingless parthenogenetically reproducing female, possibly a fundatrix) and six smaller aphids (probably her offspring / babies).  I'm not certain what species of aphid these are, but they may be {Diuraphis noxia}, the Russian Wheat Aphid.  The scale bar (lower-right) is 1mm long; a version of this image without the scale bar is available upon request.
This is a severe crop of my original "Home on the Range" image, highlighting the detail visible on the aphids. A small family of green aphids stands on the end of a stalk of tack oat grass, {Avena sativa}, that has a tiny drop of clear water at the tip (because it is guttating due to high-humidity). There is one larger aphid (most likely a wingless parthenogenetically reproducing female, possibly a fundatrix) and six smaller aphids (probably her offspring / babies). I'm not...
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Keywords:
  • 60mm efs
  • Aphididae
  • Avena sativa
  • blade
  • closeup
  • drop
  • grass
  • green
  • hemiptera
  • insecta
  • macro
  • oat grass
  • tack oats
  • water