Sucking Insects

Vic Malloy

Common Sucking Insects

  • Aphids
  • Leaf Hoppers
  • Squash Bugs
  • Spider Mites

Aphid Damages

An aphid damages a plant by sucking all the sap out of a plants leaves through the phloem and the xylem. Doing This can cause a stunted growth, mottled leaves, and low plant yields.


For large production crops like corn, applying insecticides will help combat aphids. For plants like roses in your garden you should apply a strong stream of water on the plant leaves each day.