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Sooty mold is caused by saprophytic fungal organisms that utilizes the honeydew secretions from severe aphid, white fly, mealybug and other insects feeding on leaves. Sooty mold colonies form dark patches on leaves which are made of hyphae and spores.
Sooty mold is caused by saprophytic fungal organisms that utilizes the honeydew secretions from severe aphid, white fly, mealybug and other insects feeding on leaves. Sooty mold colonies form dark patches on leaves which are made of hyphae and spores.
In comparison a leaf without any sooty mold
In comparison a leaf without any sooty mold
Aphids are a common source of honeydew
Aphids are a common source of honeydew

Fungal causal agents: Fungi in the genera Capnodium, Chaetothyrium, Metacapnodium, and Sorias

Crapemyrtle diseases

SOOTY MOLD