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Black Cherry Aphid


black cherry aphidblack cherry aphid

Hosts:  cherry

:  Overwinter as eggs on twigs and fruit spurs; hatch just before bloom.  Migrate to mustard family weed hosts during summer.

  Curled leaves; copious honeydew can cause severe stickiness on fruit.

  Look for shiny black eggs in early spring at the base of buds. 

Treatment Threshold:
  No threshold determined.

Degree Day Model:

Management Considerations:
  Delayed dormant oil will usually take care of this aphid.  Numerous beneficial insects including lady beetle adults and larvae, lacewing larvae, and syrphid fly larvae help suppress aphid populations.