Plum aphids

Two aphid species commonly occur on plums, damsons, greengages and sloe. These are the plum leaf-curling aphid and mealy plum aphid.

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Plum aphids

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Common name Plum leaf-curling aphid and mealy plum aphid
Latin name Brachycaudus helichrysi and Hyalopterus pruni
Plants affected Plums, damsons, greengage, sloe
Main symptoms Leaf distortion in spring, whitish-green aphids on undersides of leaves, stickiness and sooty mould
Caused by Two species of sap-sucking insect
Timing April-September

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