What Kind of Aphid Attacks the Elderberry Tree?

The elder aphid feeds almost exclusively on elderberry trees in the Sambucus genus, hence the insect's scientific name, Aphis sambuci.

Keywords: elderberry pests, elder aphid, aphis sambuci

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