What is a non-chemical way of eliminating aphids?
Asked in Chemistry
A nonchemical combination of two or more substances in variable proportions?
Are fruit flies called aphids?
Fruit flies are not aphids. Aphids are bugs that attach themselves to a leaf and draw fluid from a plant. Aphids on an oak tree look like a round bump. The liquid on their backs is harvested by ants. The best way to kill the aphids is probably by a dose of ladybugs, available at a local nursery; but there are also oil and/or chemical treatments.
Asked in Ants
Do ants protect aphids?
Yes, they do. Some species of ants herd aphids the same way we do cattle or sheep. They carry them to fertile areas where the aphids can feed on plant saps and in return the ants get fed nutritious sweet excretions from the aphids. They will protect from enemies because this is a necessary food source.
Asked in Botany or Plant Biology, Gardening
What are the tiny white things that get on plants?
Asked in Relationships
Why is mutualism a good relationship between two organisms?
Asked in Garden Insects
How do aphids eat their food?
By way of sucking mouth parts aphids [Aphidoidea superfamily] eat their food. Aphid mouth parts are called 'stylets'. They're used to break open the phloem vessels in plants. Aphids then suck out the sap, which is needed for life sustaining processes in plants. Aphids often use their stylets to put pathogens into the plants that their feeding leaves weaken and stress.