Pest Profile

Cabbage Aphid
Brevicoryne brassicae

Pest Description

Cabbage aphids are soft-bodied and oval or pear shaped with a posterior pair of tubes called cornicles, which project backward. Wingless adult cabbage aphids are 1/10 inches long, oval-shaped and appear grayish-green or grayish-white due to their waxy covering. They prefer feeding on young leaves and flowers. Colonies of aphids are found on upper and lower leaf surfaces, in leaf folds, along the leafstalk, and near leaf axils.

Source of information

Harsimran Kaur Gill, Harsh Garg and Jennifer L. Gillett-Kaufman, Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida:

Pest Diagnostics

Cabbage aphid close up

Pest photo source

Svetlana Micic, Peter Mangano: