• mites
  • The first international shipment of an insect as biological control agent was made by Charles V. Riley in 1873, shipping to France the predatory mites Tyroglyphus phylloxera to help fight the grapevine phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae) that was destroying grapevines in France. (wikipedia.org)
  • tissues
  • Aphids are consultant of a team of insects which attain their foodstuff by piercing plant or animal tissues with sharp mouthparts and sucking up the entire body fluids. (cotomold.com)
  • The plant absorbs these pesticides into its tissues so that the aphid is poisoned when it normally takes up the cellular fluids. (cotomold.com)
  • suck
  • Aphids suck juices from the leaves of their host plant which causes the leaves to curl and inhibits the overall plant's growth. (nozzlenolen.com)
  • These minute insects, colloquially known as hoppers, are plant feeders that suck plant sap from grass, shrubs, or trees. (wikipedia.org)
  • Appearance
  • The appearance of a white, fluffy, waxy residue on the bark of apple trees, crab apples, pyracantha and cotoneaster in Spring, is a sign of woolly aphids. (bayergarden.co.uk)
  • curl
  • The feeding behaviors of aphids destruction the leaves, making them curl up, dry out and tumble off. (cotomold.com)
  • long
  • Adult males are rarely seen, as they are a tiny, delicate insect with one pair of wings and a pair of long antennae. (nozzlenolen.com)