Pea Aphid

Pea Aphid

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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.

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