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One of the most important pests of hellebores is a sap feeding aphid or greenfly. It can cause a lack of vigour and unsightly, sooty mould on the leaves and flowers.
Common names Hellebore aphidScientific names Macrosiphum helleboriPlants affected Hellebores (Helleborus species)Main symptoms Whitish green aphids cluster on the flowers and foliage, which is sticky with honeydew excreted by the aphidsMost active March-April
A sap-sucking aphid or greenfly that infests the flowers and foliage of hellebores in the spring.
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