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Aphids

The aphids or Aphidoidea belong to the plant lice (Sternorrhyncha). Of the approximately 5,000 known species, around 800 are found in Central Europe. They come in many colours and sizes and all feed on plant sap. As plant suckers, the animals are equipped with a proboscis. A number of species are considered pests of useful or ornamental plants. Many of them are specialised on very specific plants - for example the most dangerous species in viticulture - the phylloxera - which only attacks the vine. They also change their appearance over the course of the year and their life cycle is very complex. The winged aphids are responsible for spreading, the next, non-winged generations are relatively stationary and form dense colonies very quickly.

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