Common name: Honeysuckle aphid
Scientific name: Hyadaphis tataricae
Hosts: Honeysuckle aphid feeds on many species of honeysuckle shrubs and vines, including amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii), Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii) and tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica). Tatarian honeysuckle is one of the most susceptible species used in landscapes. These species have fallen out of favor, due to their invasiveness, but many shrubs still remain in older landscapes and are found growing wild in native areas. While attacks from the honeysuckle aphid do not usually kill the plant, the production of witches’ brooms can decrease its overall health and greatly reduce its aesthetic value.