The aphid is small to medium sized, 1.2-2.5 mm long and colour ranges from yellow, all shades of green, to pink, red and almost black. Adult wingless damaging females are oval-bodied, 1.2-2.1 mm in body length, of very variable colour; whitish green, pale yellow green, grey green, mid-green, dark green, pink or red. Immature stages are quite shiny, but adults are less so.
Among cultural control methods recommended are early sowing (e.g. of potatoes), weed management and the use of certified seeds, known to be virus-free (for example, seed potatoes. Chemical control; Force, Imidacloprid 70 WG, Force Plus, Dimethoate, Acetamiprid
Force (Acetamiprid 30 gr/lt + Lambda-Cyhalothrin 30 gr/lt) - Classified amber
Imidacloprid 70 WG (Imidacloprid 70%) - Classified red
Force Plus (Acetamiprid 100 gr/lt + Abamectin 20 gr/lt) - Classified green
Dimethoate 40 EC (Dimethoate 40%) - Classified red
Acet 20 SP (Acetamiprid 20%) - Classified green