Cherry blackfly

Cherry blackfly can cause distorted foliage on cherries, this is unsightly but does not stop cherry trees from flowering or bearing fruit.

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Cherry blackfly (Myzus cerasi) on Cherry (Prunus avium). Credit: RHS/Entomology.

Quick facts

Common name: Cherry blackfly
Scientific name: Myzus cerasi
Plants affected: Fruiting cherries and ornamental forms of Prunus cerasus, P. avium and P. padus
Main symptoms: Curled and distorted leaves at tips, black aphids present in spring
Most active: May–July

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