Thank you for your reply. This is the best image I have got so far of one of the aphids - from very close to the sycamore. Two cornicles can be seen.
Thank you for the reply. I am hoping for more and better images of aphids this year in process taking more interest in the smaller creatures on our site. E.O Wilson has drawn attention to oribatid mites as a likely lynchpin of ecologies. I am not sure if my present technical expertise runs to photographing them but I am wondering if you could confirm my understanding that they do occur in the UK.
Thank you. I am not sure if “micro-“ or “nano-forest” best describes the patch of trees on our 0.75 acre (0.3ha) site but I shall try and take a look when circumstances permit. Readers with access to real forests may, of course, just wish to take note.