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Australian Aphids, Whitefly



FAMILY : Aphids

Aphid
(Aphis sp)
Aphid
The adult aphids are greenish grey. The new born nymphs start of pale green and become more grey as they moult. I'm not sure what species this is - let me know if you can identify it. Click to continue>
Cotton Aphid
(Aphis gossypii)
Cotton Aphid
The Cotton Aphid, an introduced species, is a major pest of cotton and other crops, and also a common garden pest. The aphid varies in colour and may be light green, dark green, pale yellow or almost white. It is often light green mottled with... Click to continue>
Milkweed Aphid
(Aphis nerii)
Milkweed Aphid
Milkweed aphids are a bright orange colour with black legs and two black tubes on the abdomen. Aphids are soft-bodied with sucking mouthparts. When they start to get overcrowded or run out of food, females produce winged young which fly away to find... Click to continue>
Cabbage Aphid
(Brevicoryne brassicae)
Cabbage Aphid
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. Click to continue>
Mealy Plum Aphid
(Hyalopterus pruni)
Mealy Plum Aphid
The Mealy Plum Aphid is an introduced pest species. It is pale green mottled with darker green and the body is covered with white mealy wax. The siphunculi (tubes on the abdomen) are thin and short. The cauda (the pointy projections from the... Click to continue>
Rose Aphid
(Macrosiphum rosae)
Rose Aphid
Rose aphids are a pinkish brown colour. Wingless females are often seen in large number on stems and buds of roses. Aphids are soft-bodied with sucking mouthparts. They have a pair of tubes on the abdomen which secrete a waxy fluid. When they start... Click to continue>
Green Peach Aphid
(Myzus persicae)
Green Peach Aphid
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... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Whitefly

Silverleaf whitefly
(Bemisia tabaci)
Silverleaf whitefly
The Silverleaf whitefly is a small bug with white powdery wings held at an angle like the roof of a house. The wings do not meet at the centre, so from above the body can be seen between the wings. (The other well known whitefly pest, the Greenhouse... Click to continue>
Ash Whitefly
(Siphoninus phillyreae)
Ash Whitefly
The adult Ash Whitefly is a pale whitish whitefly with slightly mottled wings. The winged adults flutter around like tiny moths when disturbed. They are very similar to many other different species of whitefly. Ash Whitefly pupae have a white body... Click to continue>
Greenhouse whitefly
(Trialeurodes vaporariorum)
Greenhouse whitefly
Greenhouse Whitefly adults have a yellow body and white powdery wings which are held almost parallel to the body. The wings overlap and form a heart shape, and obscure the body when viewed from above. Nymphs are pale yellow-green with long hairs on... Click to continue>


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