Oleander Aphid Aphis nerii Boyer de Fonscolombe, 1841Non-native  Synonyms: Milkweed Aphid.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hemiptera   >   Family Aphididae   >   Genus Aphis   

Status:

Native to the Mediterranean, but now cosmopolitan. Common in fields, especially on milkweed.

Where to find:

Fields with milkweed.

Relationships:

Feeds on the sap of members of the Dogbane family, especially Common Milkweed. Like other milkweed specialists, this species becomes toxic to predators.

There are 95 records in the project database.

Search Google Images

GAAL WAFR CL MO HO BAHA CE PG AA CV CHSM KE QA CN TA DO WI SO WO 
Oleander Aphids on Common Milkweed in Talbot Co., Maryland (7/14/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Oleander Aphids in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/14/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Oleander Aphids in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/13/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Oleander Aphids on Common Milkweed in Dorchester Co., Maryland (6/30/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Oleander Aphids in Harford Co., Maryland (10/5/2014). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Oleander Aphids on Common Milkweed in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/30/2006). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

Oleander Aphids in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (7/31/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Oleander Aphids in Howard Co., Maryland (8/12/2012). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Oleander Aphids on milkweed in Allegany Co., Maryland (9/11/2014). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Oleander Aphids in Wicomico Co., Maryland (7/22/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Oleander Aphids on Common Milkweed in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/30/2014). Photo by Sue Hamilton. (MBP list)

Oleander Aphids hosting on Whorled Milkweed in Cecil Co., Maryland (8/14/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Oleander Aphids in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (7/16/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Oleander Aphids in Kent Co., Maryland (7/16/2016). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

Oleander Aphids fall prey to a Syrphid fly larva in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/6/2013). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)


View All Images

Use of images featured on Maryland Biodiversity Project is only permitted with express permission of the photographer.

View Bibliography