Blackfly: Aleurocanthus spiniferus, Aleurocanthus rosae

Symptoms of damage:

  • Nymphs and adults suck the sap of the leaves
  • Crinkling of leaves.
  • Black oval puparia are seen on the under surface of the leaves.

Identification of the pest:

  • Adults with greyish wing and yellow body.


  • Spray Fish Oil Resin Soap 25g/lit (or) Neem oil 0.5% (or) Methyl demeton 2ml/lit of water.



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