How to Manage Pests

UC Pest Management Guidelines

Carrot

Honeysuckle Aphid

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.

DAMAGE

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.

MANAGEMENT

Biological Control

Honeysuckle aphid is attacked by the common aphid predators such as green lacewing, lady beetles, and syrphid fly larvae. Little is known about the parasites of this aphid.

Cultural Control

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.

PUBLICATION

[UC Peer Reviewed]

UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Carrot
UC ANR Publication 3438

Insects

  • E. T. Natwick, UC Cooperative Extension, Imperial County
  • D. R. Haviland, UC IPM Program, Kern County
  • C. G. Summers, Entomology, Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier
Acknowledgment for contributions to Insects:
  • W. E. Chaney, UC Cooperative Extension, Monterey County

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