Aphis fabae

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Aphis fabae

Bean Aphid
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Type: Insect
Binomial: Aphis fabae
Order: Hemiptera
Metamorphosis: Simple
Damaging stages: Nymph through adult
Diseases vectored: Viruses

The Bean Aphid is most notable as an agricultural pest of beans, but also feeds on a wide variety of garden plants, both woody and herbaceous.


Dark-colored aphids.Black or dark green in colour. Legs and antannae are yellow in colour. Bulbous abdomen and conicles on the abdomen.

Symptoms and Signs[edit]

Leaf-curling, sooty mold.


Host plants[edit]