Aphids: Aphis craccivora

Symptoms of damage:

  • Wilting of tender shoots during hot weather
  • Stunting and distortion of the foliage and stems
  • They excrete honeydew on which sooty molds flow forming a black coating
  • Act as vector for peanut stripe virus and groundnut rosette virus complex

Identification of the pest:

  • Nymphs and Adult: Reddish to dark brown coloured with cornicles in the abdomen.


  • Apply any one of the following insecticides
    • Chlorpyrifos 20%EC 1000 ml/ha
    • Imidacloprid 17.8% SL 100-125 ml/ha
    • Methyl demeton 25% EC 1000 ml/ha.



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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