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Mealy cabbage aphid


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Symptoms

Infestations on young plants most damaging as the shoot tips may be killed, causing sideshoots to develop and resulting in multi-headed plants. This aphid can transmit cauliflower and turnip mosaic viruses.

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Dense colonies of grey-green aphids covered with a powdering of white mealy wax can be found under damaged and yellowed foliage of infested plants.

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