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Cabbage aphid

Brevicoryne brassicae

Cabbage aphid

Whitney Cranshaw, CSU, Bugwood.org

Cabbage aphid

Whitney Cranshaw, CSU, Bugwood.org


Size: Up to 1/12 inch long

Where/When: Feeds on broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprout, cauliflower, canola, and other plants in the mustard family (Brassicaceae). Aphids are active from June through October.

Significance: Low to moderate numbers cause little or no injury. Larger numbers can slow growth and distort heads and leaves.

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