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Research Project: Systematics of Hemiptera: Plant Pests, Predators, and Disease Vectors

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Compendium of Rose Diseases and Pests, Third Edition. Part III. Insect Pests. Aphids

item CLOYD, R. - Kansas State University
item Miller, Gary

Submitted to: American Phytopathological Society Press
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/14/2022
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: More than 50 species of aphids have been recorded from cultivated roses worldwide. Because of their high fecundity and telescoping development, aphid populations can quickly reach large numbers on roses. In addition to their mechanical feeding damage via piercing-sucking mouthparts, some species are also able to transmit plant viruses. Furthermore, production of honeydew (a byproduct of aphid feeding) serves a growing medium for sooty mold. Sooty mold can not only impede photosynthesis of the plant but it also lessens the aesthetics of the plant. Natural enemies of aphids include various parasitoids and predators. Selected references and photographs are included in the chapter to help further educate and familiarize the reader on rose aphid biology.