Many are drawn to sunflowers
I read an article in the Austin newspaper a few weeks ago saying that this has been a particularly good—or bad, depending on your point of view—year for aphids. Here you see a bunch of them on the underside of the leaf of a sunflower, Helianthus annuus. I took this photograph on August 7 when I visited the prairie restoration at Austin’s former Mueller Airport in order to have some recent pictures for a slide show about native plants that I was to give there a couple of weeks later.
© 2012 Steven Schwartzman