Rose aphids

Roses can support large populations of sap sucking aphids (greenfly, blackfly and related insects) during spring and summer.

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Rose aphids Macrosipum rosae

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Common name Rose aphids
Latin name Several species, a common species is Macrosiphum rosae
Plants affected Wild and cultivated roses
Main symptoms Small green and/or pink insects clustered on the foliage, flower buds and shoot tips. Plants become sticky
Caused by Sap-sucking insects known as aphids or greenfly
Timing March-August

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