APHIDS
Description PictureDamage
  • small, sluggish, soft-bodied insects
  • often called plant lice
  • winged and wingless forms of adults
  • immatures are smaller and wingless
  • most species give birth to living young and build up very rapidly

  • Photo credit: W. L. Sterling, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
  • several species attack various crops
  • sucking plant sap
  • causing stunting, and leaf curling
  • leaving honeydew deposits