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Plant lice

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Plant lice are tiny insects that live off of vegetation. Unfortunately for gardeners, their food of choice is plants. Plant lice multiply quickly and can devastate a garden within a couple of weeks.


- This is a reference to aphids found in British publications.

The nickname "plant lice" is appropriate when you see an aphid-infested hibiscus. While on roses and other ornamentals they typically hide under the leaves, aphids infest every part of the hibiscus, including the coveted flower buds.

Aphids, often called , are tiny soft-bodied pear shaped insects that can be black, yellow, green, or brown. They are often inconspicuous until large colonies have formed.

Sometimes called plant lice, they are small, soft-bodied, pear-shaped insects, generally less than 1/8" long. Most are green or black but they can also be found in a variety of other colors as well.

Also known as , aphids are small sap-sucking insects that are known to infest kale. By removing a plant's sap, the aphids slowly drain the life from it.

The primary gall-producers are certain species of wasps, midges, eriophyid mites, aphids or plant lice, and psyllids or jumping lice.

For example, aphids - also known as '' - are the prey of wasps, ladybugs, and lacewings, while ground-dwelling slugs fear ground beetles, lizards, toads.and snakes.

Minute plant-feeding insects within the super family Aphidoidea. Commonly known as greenfly, blackfly or plant lice.
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not to splatter soil onto the plant when you water to keep the disease off the plant. If the mildew shows up, plant next year's zinnias in another location to avoid contagion from the soil. Zinnias can attact grasshoppers and aphids or plant lice.

See also: See also: Plant, Insect, Flower, Aphid, Trees

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