Rose root aphids

The presence of shiny black rose root aphid eggs at the base of stems can cause concern, however the activities of the root feeding insects rarely damage plants.

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Rose root aphid (Maculolachnus submacula) on Rose (Rosa sp.)

Quick facts

Common name Rose root aphid
Latin name Maculolachnus submacula
Plants affected Wild and cultivated roses
Main symptoms Black shiny eggs on stems in winter
Caused by Sap-sucking insects root aphids
Timing Winter

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