Garden Facts: Vegetable Aphids

Delahaut, K.A. 2001. Garden Facts: Vegetable Aphids. University of Wisconsin-Extension. Accessed at: <>

Published by the University of Wisconsin Extension, Vegetable Aphids is a part of the Garden Facts series. Vegetable aphids, or plant lice, feed on plant sap of any type of vegetation, and can attract ants and create conditions for sooty mold. The aphid species that pose the most significant threat to Wisconsin are the green peach, melon and potato aphids. This publication addresses the appearance, common names and host plants, symptoms and effects, life cycle, scouting suggestions, and control options for the aphid.

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