Because it is widely distributed, the woolly aphid
is generally blamed for most apple problems, including distorted fruit, although the damage it causes is to the vigour of the tree when the aphid enters cracks and crevices in the bark.
Useful planted around apple trees to attract predators of the woolly aphid
And how can I get rid of the woolly aphid
or is the crab apple too infected?
It's also a long-term strategy because the bug-eating bugs will reproduce over several years, controlling the white fly and woolly aphid
populations, he added.
A I expect that this is the work of a woolly aphid
- a kind of greenfly.
It also seems to remove the protection from the elements which the leaves give to that other perennial pest, the grey woolly aphid
The Society's current top ten pests are: slugs and snails, vine weevil, rabbits, ants, deer, scale, woolly aphid
, red spider mite, cyprus aphids and glasshouse mealy bug.
The apple tree may have woolly aphid
- aphids that cover themselves in white wool that looks like a fungus.
Keep an eagle eye open for woolly aphid
colonies on apples and cut them out or rub them off as soon as you see them.
It is called woolly aphid
after the waxy white coating which covers the greenflies.
2Clean down paths, fences and sheds as well as spraying fruit trees to rid them of algae, woolly aphid
and other pests.
These are typical colonies of Eriosoma lanigerum, the woolly aphid
, that can infest culinary and ornamental apples, cotoneasters and pyracanthas.