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Aphid facts: enemies of agriculture | Animal Fact Files

Aphids are fascinating animals. There are more than 4,000 living, classified species of aphids. In terms of their relationship to humans, aphids are often considered pests, however, there are some really cool features to these arthropods life cycles. For instance, aphids reproduce via parthenogenesis meaning the females produce offspring without fertilization from a male. These offspring are essentially female clones of the mother, but what's so impressive about aphids in particular is that when a female gives birth to her daughters (yes, they have live babies!) the daughter *already* has babies developing inside her! That means when an aphid gives birth to her daughters, in a way she's also giving birth to her granddaughters! Scientific Name: Superfamily - Aphidoidea Range: worldwide Size: ~1mm Diet: plant sap Lifespan: less than a year You can learn more on: Twitter - https://twitter.com/animalfactfiles Facebook - https://facebook.com/animalfactfiles --- We always do what we can to be as accurate as possible, but we're only human; if you catch a mistake please let us know and provide a link for verification! --- All images, videos and sound effects used herein are 1) public domain, 2) used under a Creative Commons license, 3) used with the express permission of the copyright holder, or 4) used under the parameters of Fair Use law. Credits via Youtube: Pests and Natural Enemies - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTd-CNxXHHw Credits via Wiki Users: Pristurus - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Coccinella_septempunctata_(larva),_Wollenberg,_Hesse,_Germany_-_20110612.ogv; https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ant_attacks_ladybeetle.ogv; https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ants_and_aphids.ogv Gilles San Martin - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Schizolachnus_defense_behaviour.ogv Littleinfo - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oscillating_whiteflies.ogv Smartse - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aphids.ogv Other attributions: Jan_Gess - https://freesound.org/people/Jan_Gess/sounds/529443 Garuda1982 - https://freesound.org/people/Garuda1982/sounds/529573 fthgurdy - https://freesound.org/people/fthgurdy/sounds/528941 Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid; Stichting Natuurbeelden - https://www.openbeelden.nl/media/811068 J. Kent Morgan, Gary A. Luzio, El-Desouky Ammar, Wayne B. Hunter, David G. Hall, and Robert G. Shatters Jr - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3634779 Cristina A. Faria, Felix L. Wäckers, Jeremy Pritchard, David A. Barrett, and Ted C.J. Turlings - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1899225 Websites used for research collection: https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=109190#null https://www.google.com/books/edition/Aphids_as_Crop_Pests/pyBrS3jAzqQC https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Other_Insect_Societies/PYRFDrZs9QAC https://www.google.com/books/edition/Insect_Bioecology_and_Nutrition_for_Inte/ODrNBQAAQBAJ https://www.google.com/books/edition/Investigations_on_Biological_and_Ecologi/YMGTPoWbuW8C https://www.britannica.com/animal/aphid \https://crops.extension.iastate.edu/cropnews/2020/06/aphids-observed-alfalfa-fields This video is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)*. *you can find information about all the different types of CC licenses here: https://creativecommons.org/ **changes were made to the original Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/AnimalFactFiles

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