How to recognize green peach aphid 

The green peach aphid is a medium sized (1.2-2.5 mm), mobile, oval-shaped aphid. Its colour can vary from white or greyishgreen to darkgreen. A red morph is also known. The legs are short. The siphons have an average length and are lightly coloured with a dark tip. The antennae are approximately body length. The cauda is rather short. This aphid species has clearly visible antennal tubercles. The winged morph has rather dark shoulders and a clear dark spot on its back. 

Green peach aphid Myzus persicae
Green peach aphid

Green peach aphid damage and distribution 

Green peach aphids aggregate in groups all over the plant, but mainly on the upper side of the upper leaves. The aphids are mobile and move over the entire plant, usually in the direction of flower buds. The green peach aphid can be found both in- and outdoors. Direct damage is usually rare. Sometimes leaf deformation or leaf curling is visibleThe excreted honeydew causes most damage. The most harmful feature of this aphid is the large number of viruses that this aphid can transmit. The green peach aphid is found all over the world and is known for being the most important virus vector among aphids. 

Green peach aphid life cycle

  • 50-60 offspring per female
  • development time 10-12 days
  • in greenhouses mostly parthenogenetic reproduction

Green peach aphid host plants

  • very polyphagous
  • egg plant, tomato, paprika
  • lettuce, herbs
  • cut flowers, pot plants
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Green peach aphid

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– Foxglove aphid
– Green peach aphid
– Potato aphid

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– Foxglove aphid
– Green peach aphid

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– Many different aphid species

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– Foxglove aphid
– Yellow rose aphid
– Potato aphid

Common aphid species

Potato aphid
Maple aphid
Foxglove aphid
Cotton aphid
Oleander aphid
Lime aphid
Green peach aphid
Woolly apple aphid

Mottled arum aphid
Yellow rose aphid
Woolly beech aphid