Story: Insect pests of crops, pasture and forestry

Woolly apple aphid

Woolly apple aphid

Woolly apple aphids attack the young stems, roots and fruit of apple trees in spring. They surround themselves with a mass of long cottony-white wax strands. Their feeding produces galls on stems and roots, which can provide a reservoir of aphids that continue to infest the aerial parts of the tree.

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Reference: AANR 6329 54 DA23,148

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Alison Popay, 'Insect pests of crops, pasture and forestry - Apple and kiwifruit pests', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17984/woolly-apple-aphid (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Alison Popay, published 24 Nov 2008