Biology and Control of the Strawberry Aphid, Chaetosiphon fragaefolli) (Cockerell) (Homoptera: Aphididae) in Florida
The strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duchesne) hosts a wide variety of aphid species. Most of these species have an ample variety of alternate hosts which include strawberries. The true strawberry aphid, Chaetosiphon fragaefolli (Cockerell), is considered an important pest of wild and cultivated strawberries worldwide. This aphid species is a vector of strawberry viruses such as cytorhabdovirus, one of the most dangerous viruses affecting strawberry (Krczal, 1979). Our ability to recognize this pest and the damage it causes is important in determining successful control methods.