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Green Peach Aphid

Aphidoletes aphidimyza

Appearance

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  • Adults 2 - 3mm. They are usually green, although black, grey, yellow and orange varieties may also be found. Wingless forms are the most common, although winged forms enable infestations to spread.

Lifecycle

  • They reproduce asexually in the summer giving birth to live young.
  • They can live for up to a month and produce between 3 and 10 young per day.

Habits

  • They will attack most soft-tissued plants preferring shoot tips and the underside of young leaves.
  • Their excretion of honeydew encourages mould to grow on the plant.

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