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The text of the entry was: Did you know ... that aphids (pictured) are sometimes farmed by ants?
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Ants farm aphids....
I had no idea. Very interesting. Shit like this is why I read Wikipedia every day. Eric Cable ! Talk 12:05, 11 May 2018 (UTC)
Role in the potato famine
@Chiswick Chap: This had been in the article for 10 years citing this book that was published alongside a Discovery Channel show. I can't conclusively demonstrate it is incorrect, but aphids are most certainly not an important vector for blight - the wind takes care of that perfectly well. I can only presume that the author was confusing blight with potato curl which occurred in a similar era and was spread by aphids. SmartSE (talk) 23:06, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
- I'd tend to concur about the confusion of one disease with another; I hadn't noticed the bit about blight in this article before, it does not seem legitimate. Dyanega (talk) 23:33, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
- Agree. This also shows why more eyes are needed at GA reviews. Would also not consider Animal Planet/Discovery Channel as a reliable source. Shyamal (talk) 01:14, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
- Fair enough. Chiswick Chap (talk) 05:44, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
Equatorial zone reproduction?
In the section on reproduction we get a thorough explanation of how aphids cope with seasonality; they breed asexually all summer, then have a sexual generation in autumn, with the eggs overwintering. What happens near the equator, where there is no pronounced seasonality? Do they continue asexually forever? Is there a cue that causes a sexual generation? We need an expert to write a little bit more here. Dean1954 (talk) 10:46, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
Thelaxidae, missing family?
we have one red link to Thelaxidae. Validity of this name. Possible genuses are: Glyphina and Thelaxes, IRMNG also gives a fossil one: Gondvanoaphis Wegierek & Grimaldi, 2010--Estopedist1 (talk) 18:51, 30 June 2021 (UTC)
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