Insects Green Peach Aphid

Immature green peach aphid

Green Peach Aphid
Myzus persicae (Sulzer)

This aphid is light yellowish-green or sometimes pinkish, teardrop-shaped, and 1.5 to 2.5 mm long. Small tubercles located at the base of the antennae distinguish green peach aphids from most other aphids. Winged forms migrate from peach and apricot trees to several vegetable crops in the spring. This aphid sucks plant sap and is an efficient vector of several plant viruses such as potato leafroll virus, which causes net necrosis in potato tubers, and sugarbeet yellow. Host plants: cabbage, eggplants, peppers, mustard, spinach, potatoes, tomatoes, peaches, prunes, apricots, sugarbeets.