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Winged Mealy plum aphid adult
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Mealy plum aphid
Hemiptera Aphids(It used to be Homoptera aphids)

О Scientific name: Hyalopterus pruni (Geoffroy)
О English name: Mealy plum aphid
О Size: The body length of winged one is 1.5 mm, and non-winged one is 1.75 mm
О Host: Japanese apricot, peach, apricot, plum cherry tree, silver grass, reed and more.
О Distribution: Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan and more. You can find it all over the world.

 
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Non-winged Mealy plum aphid adult
The body length of winged Mealy plum aphid is around 1.5 mm. The color of its body is yellowish orange. Its feelers are black with six joints each but the button part of the third joints are green. Its head and chest are black and its legs are light green. Its cornicle is short and black. The body length of non-winged Mealy plum aphid is around 1.75 mm and it is long circle shaped. The color of its body is green and it is covered with wax powder. Its head is green and there is no frontal tubercle. The center of cornicle is shaped as a convex cylinder and black. 
 
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 Mealy plum aphid nymph

 
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Mealy plum aphid adult after staying the coldest season.
Mealy plum aphids stay the coldest season as eggs on the branches or stems of peach tree, plum tree, Japanese apricot tree and more. The aphid who wakes up from the egg continues to produce until late fall and occurs about 10 times a year. Its nymph is light green and covered with wax powder.
 
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Wintering Mealy plum aphid eg
Mealy plum aphid adults and nymphs suck the plant's juice on the behind of leaves. Because those nymphs are covered with wax powder, the damaged leaf looks like covered by powdery mildew. If there are too many Mealy plum aphids, it causes sooty mold due to its excretion. [Text source: Doosan Dictionary]
 
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The early stage of damage by Mealy plum aphid (apricot tree)
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Mealy plum aphids on sliver grass and reed during summer
Translated by Sunyoung Cho





 

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