Aphis nerii is an aphid of the family Aphididae. Its common names include oleander aphid, milkweed aphid, sweet pepper aphid, and nerium aphid. They are parthenogenic, which means they clone themselves and don’t require mates to reproduce. The clones they produce are always female. Under normal conditions adult female aphids do not have wings however, if conditions are crowded or the plant is old and unappetizing, the females grow wings so they can fly to fresher milkweed. Aphids live 25 days and produce about 80 nymphs each.