Black bean aphid attacks solanaceae, cucurbits, leafy vegetables, legumes, ornamental and native plants. Scientific name: Aphis fabaeGreek name: Μαύρη Αφίδα των Κουκιών Damage The leaves are often twisted. Aphids form dense colonies on the back surface of the leaves and exude honeydew. Plants show delayed growth. They transmit the beet jaundice virus, which causes the […]
Aphids are very well known insects to farmers and gardeners known by the common names aphid, plantlouse, greenfly, ant cow. Most aphids have siphons or horns and a tail. The siphons are conduits that produce alarm hormones so that when the aphid is attacked by an insect or animal, it causes the other aphids to
Potato aphids attack potatoes and many other crops. It is observed that they complete their biological cycle in different hosts. They are usually found on the lower surface of the leaf, where they form colonies. Scientific name: Myzus persicae, Macrosiphum euphorbiae, Aphis nasturtii, A. frangulaeGreek name: Αφίδες πατάτας Damage Potato Aphids are usually found on
Vegetable aphids consist of several species found in different crop groups. Thus, cucurbits are mainly attacked by Aphis gossypii, tomatoes by Myzus persicae, Macrosiphum euphorbiae, Aulacorthum solani, Aphis fabae, leafy vegetables by Brevicoryne brassicae. Scientific name: Aphis gossypii, Aphis fabae, Myzus persicae, Aulacorthum solani, Macrosiphum euphorbiae, Brevicoryne brassicaeGreek name: Vegetable aphids Damage Vegetable aphids are
Myzus persicae aphids are widespread both in greenhouses and in the fields. Direct damage to plants is usually minimal but this aphid species is a carier for nearly 200 plant viruses. Scientific name: AphidsGreek name: Aphids Common organism Green peach aphid (Myzus persicae) and other species. Hosts range The host range of Myzus persicae is
Cotton aphid attacks all cucurbits (cucumber, melon, pumpkin, watermelon) and the weed Xanthium spinosum. Scientific name: Aphis gossypiiGreek name: Αφίδα βαμβακιού Damage Aphids establish themselves in tender vegetation and form colonies. With favorable conditions they develop large populations. In the field, cotton plants covered with their honeycombs are easy to spot. Aphid’s honeycombs may eventually
We can use stinging nettle tea to protect our plants from aphids. Especially when these first start to appear on plants. Materials for nettle tea How to prepare the nettle tea In a container (wooden or plastic), add the fresh nettle parts and water. Stir well so that the nettles are submerged in the water.