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Aphids

Order Hemiptera: Family Aphididae


GENERAL CUCURBIT APHID INFORMATION:

Aphids do not generally attack cucurbits until the vines form runners.

Green Peach Aphid (Myzus persicae)

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DAMAGE:

Green peach aphids cause damage by transmitting plant viruses: Cucumber mosaic and Watermelon mosaic are particularly damaging viruses transmitted by green peach aphids to cucurbits.

Melon Aphid (Aphis gossypii)

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DAMAGE:

The melon aphid is one of the chief agents in transmitting Cucumber mosaic virus.