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Aphids.  Aphids are small insects that reproduce asexually by parthenogenesis, or “budding off.”  One adult may produce a dozen or more larvae in 24 hours.  They feed in colonies on plants, and in many species, when the adults sense that the plant is getting crowded, they will give birth to larvae that will develop wings as adults so they can move to a new plant. 

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