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Common names: Pea Aphid
Scientific name: Acyrthosiphon pisum
Region: Throughout North America.
Life cycle: 10 to 20 generations per year. Hibernation in the winter occurs in the egg stage on weeds or field crops.
Plants preferred: The pea and bean plants.
Feeding characteristics: They damage the foliage and pods when the infestations get out of control causing serious damage.
Physical description: This Aphid is green and 1/5 inches long.
Controls: Spraying the foliage with soapy water and rinsing with clear water will control this insect. For serious infestations dust with sabadilla.