unidentified blue bug
Location: Southern California
March 27, 2011 6:56 pm
I was curious if you could help me in identifying this bug, if it is one. I’m gonna make a guess as to it being an aphid of some sort or related to them, but I am no entomologist. They are all over the leaves of my hedge. I would really be grateful for the help.
Signature: Curiously Intruiged

Podocarpus Aphids

Hi Curiously Intruiged (Intrigued?),
You are correct.  These are Aphids.  We have similar Aphids on the collard greens in the vegetable patch of our Mt. Washington, Los Angeles garden, though we have not tried to correctly identify the species.

Buglady just provided a comment that these are Podocarpus Aphids,
Neophyllaphis podocarpi, and BugGuide has a few images of the species.

Thank you so much. (And yes i meant intrigued, damn dyslexia haha.)

Location: California

3 Responses to Podocarpus Aphids

  1. Buglady says:

    These are podocarpus aphids, Neophyllaphis podocarpi Takahashi. Podocarpus is a commonly used plant is warmer regions.

  2. haleycarter says:

    My plant has what looks like boxelder bugs on it. this is really confusing me.

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