Pepper leaves distorted from aphid damage

Pepper leaves distorted from aphid damage

Updated: May 20, 2021

The following can cause vegetable seedlings as well as mature vegetable plants to become distorted. 


  • Aphids can be found on a wide range including beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupes, cauliflower, collards, cucumbers, eggplant, kale, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, spinach, squash, tomatoes, turnips, watermelons.

Herbicide damage

Potato leafhopper

  • Potato leafhopper feeding damage creates light dots on leaves called stipples, and foliage may yellow and become stunted.

Virus diseases

  • Virus diseases cause yellow mottling and mosaic patterns, ringspots, and dark-green banding on foliage.