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  Green Peach Aphid (Myzus persicae)





Green Peach Aphid | Myzus persicae photo
Green Peach Aphid

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GREEN PEACH APHID FACTS

Identification
The Green Peach Aphid is pale yellow-green or mid green (and can also be pink or almost black). The body is oval shaped with long siphunculi. Winged alates have black patch on the back. When viewed with a hand lens or microscope, you can see a small tubercle at the junction of the antenna and head of the Green Peach Aphid. It is a pest of a number of agricultural crops and is often confused with the Cotton Aphid. The Green Peach Aphid causes more severe stunting of cotton plants than the cotton aphid and is resistant to a range of insecticides.

Size
length about 2mm

Food
The Green Peach Aphid attacks many economically important plants such as cotton, canola, potatoes and tomatoes.



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hemiptera
Family:Aphididae
Genus:Myzus
Species:persicae
Common Name:Green Peach Aphid