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Cucumber mosaic virus and others
- Leaves are mottled with yellow and light green patches
- Leaves are misshapen; unusually long and thin like a shoestring or curled and deformed
- Fruit have yellow blotches or brown rings
- Plants may be stunted
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Two-spotted Spider Mite
- Feeding on the underside of leaves causes a "russet" appearance to the leaves; leaves may become distorted
- In heavy infestations, webbing can be found on underside of leaves
- Adult spider mites are very small (approximately 1/50 inch in length), and are yellow to dark crimson, with dark spots
- In heavy infestations, mites can be seen crawling on eggplant fruit
- Mites usually appear in late June-August; more prevalent in hot, dry weather
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- Leaves appear wrinkled from leafhopper feeding; may have a yellow tinge to the leaves
- Adults are yellow green, slender, small (1/8 inch long), and wedge-shaped
- Potato leafhoppers are present from June-August
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Potato Aphid and Green Peach Aphid
Macrosiphum euphorbiae and Myzus persicae
- Small insects, pear-shaped, usually greenish; clustered on underside of leaves, about 1/10th inch long
- Feeding by small or moderate numbers of aphids usually does not cause visible symptoms; feeding by larger numbers of aphids can cause curling, stunting, and wilting of leaves
- Active during spring and summer
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