Unlike most aphids which are active during the spring and summer, the green spruce aphid causes damage to spruce trees (Picea species) over the winter months.
Common name Green spruce aphidScientific name Elatobium abietinumPlants affected Picea species especially Picea abies (Norway spruce or Christmas tree), Picea sitchensis (Sitka spruce) and Picea pungens (blue spruce)Main symptoms Pale blotches on foliage overwinter. Heavy needle drop. Small green aphids are present during the winter monthsMost active October to March
Green spruce aphid is a sap-sucking insect that infests spruce trees (Picea species).
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