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  Cabbage Aphid (Brevicoryne brassicae)





Cabbage Aphid | Brevicoryne brassicae photo
Cabbage Aphid

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CABBAGE APHID FACTS

Identification
The Cabbage Aphid is an introduced pest species in Australia. The body is grey to dull green with dark head and thorax and short dark siphunculi (the tubes on the abdomen). They are a common agricultural pest in many parts of Australia.

Size
adults to 2.5mm long

Food
Cabbage Aphids are a pest of brassicas (cabbage family of plants). They are also a pest of canola in some areas and can form dense infestations on the flowering spikes where they suck sap and can reduce crop yield.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera
Family:Aphididae
Genus:Brevicoryne
Species:brassicae
Common Name:Cabbage Aphid