Camellia (Camellia)-Black citrus aphid

Aphis (Toxoptera) aurantii

Pest description and damage This aphid is 0.1 inch long, usually shiny black, but also may be dull black to mahogany. It is found on new growth or on winter buds. Infestations may be severe in any season and are often a problem on plants growing in protected places. Aphids tend to feed in colonies and found on the most succulent plant tissues. Feeding damage to shrubs, trees and mature plants is usually minor, but can compromise the vigor of buds and expanding tissues.

For biology, life history, monitoring and management

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Management-chemical control

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