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Honeysuckle Witches' Broom


Aphids


Witches' Broom caused by honeysuckle witches' broom aphids

About Honeysuckle Witches' Broom

The aphids are pale green to cream and less than 2 mm long.  They overwinter as eggs or adults on infested shrubs.  Eggs hatch in early spring when new leaves appear, and aphids feed on the new growth throughout the summer.  Many overlapping generations of wingless aphids may be produced asexually each year.  Winged adults develop in the fall, mate, and lay eggs.

Damaged branches form unsightly witches' brooms and have folded and dwarfed leaves.

To Control

Spray new foliage with acephate, or dimethoate every three weeks throughout the growing season.