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Greenbug

Description

  • Adult: Soft-bodied, pale yellow to pale green with dark eyes and black legs. Smaller than most other aphid species.
  • Nymphs: Similar to the adults but smaller and wingless.
  • Eggs: Females lay eggs (in the fall) and also give birth to live young (in the spring and summer).
     

Timing of damage: All season but peak during mid- to late summer

Type of damage: Yellow streaks on leaves where aphids have sucked out the sap.

Scouting: Check undersides of leaves for greenbug presence.

Economic threshold: Treat at first signs of damage.

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