Family: - AphididaeOrder: - Hemiptera
Habitats:Origin and History:
|Species||Abdomen Colour||Body length||Colony habit||Features|
|Blue Green Aphid||Waxy blue-green||2-3 mm||On growing tips.||Long pale legs with black tips. 2 long "exhaust pipes" on tail.|
|Cabbage Aphid||Greyish to dull mid-green||1.6-2.8 mm||Dense on tips of plants.||Coated with white mealy wax.|
|Green Peach Aphid||Waxy green, but varies from shining yellow to pink or orange red.|
Winged form has a black patch.
|1.2-2.3 mm||Usually scattered light colonies. Often on lower leaves.|
|Potato Aphid||Light yellowish to pinkish green or bright green. Often with a darker green stripe down middle of the back||1.7-3.6 mm||Small colonies||Red eyes.|
|Turnip Aphid||Yellowish to olive-green, sometimes with dark bars.||1.4-2.4 mm||Dense on tips of plants.||Black legs. Small "exhaust pipes" on tail. Sometimes has a waxy dusting|
Management and Control:There are a number of insects that feed on aphids such as lady birds, lace wings and hover flies. Choosing an insecticide that doesn't harm these species helps maintain control for a longer time.
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