This rose plant (owned by neighbor) looks pretty and healthy at first glance but when you look closely, the leaves have holes in it already.
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I spy their Aphid enemies convening in the rose's petals. They're planning which areas they'll strike next.
Head Honcho Aphisayre: Eerrrmm! Listen everybody! We need to clear the upper leaves first before proceeding to the lower ones.
"Aphids, also known as plant lice (and in Britain as greenflies), are small plant-eating insects, and members of the superfamily Aphidoidea. Aphids are among the most destructive insect pests on cultivated plants in temperate regions. The damage they do to plants has made them enemies of farmers and gardeners the world over, but from a purely zoological standpoint they are a fascinating and very successful group of animals."-Wikipedia.org
Conversation of these 3 Aphids:
Aph-o: Ya know the lower leafy parts?
Aph-o: I wanna give it a go.
Aphi-ray: But ye know it's against the rules to go on yer own. How come ya wanna do this by youself? Ye gotta follow whatever the head honcho says.
Aph-o: Yeah. Sure.
Alph-i: Dont 'cha get yerself into trouble, ya hear?
Aph-o: Yeah, yeah. I hear ya.
Aphi-ray: Shush! Somebody else might hear ye.