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Many are drawn to sunflowers

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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

Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 3, 2012 at 5:59 AM

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