How to Manage Pests
UC Pest Management Guidelines
Scientific Name: Hyadaphis foeniculi
(Reviewed 1/09, updated 1/09)
In this Guideline:
DESCRIPTION OF THE PEST
The wingless forms of the honeysuckle aphid are small- to medium-size, predominantly grayish green with dark antennae, legs, cornicles, and cauda (tail-like structure). The body may be variably dusted with a fine white wax. The winged forms have a green abdomen mottled with darker green and a dark patch around the base of each cornicle.
Like other aphids this one also serves as a vector of a number of viruses. It may occasionally build up on carrots but injury is generally not common.
No cultural control strategies are available for the management of this aphid.
Organically Acceptable Methods
Biological controls are acceptable for use on organically grown produce.
Monitoring and Treatment Decisions
Chemical control of this aphid is generally not recommended.
UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines:
Acknowledgment for contributions to Insects: