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Violet aphid

Scientific Name
Myzus ornatus
Scientific Author
Laing
Taxonomy
(Hemiptera: Aphididae: Aphidinae: Macrosiphini)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Myzus ascalonicus Myzus ornatus Myzus persicae

 

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Myzus ascalonicus Myzus ornatus  Myzus persicae

 

Distinguishing features: Body pale yellow or green with transverse pattern dorsally of dots and streaks; usually living singly. Antennal tubercles slightly convergent.

Related species: The genus Myzus comprises about 55 species, all from the Old World and mostly from Asia.

Life history: Monoecious and anholocyclic, overwintering in cold areas in greenhouses.

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Author
L. Mound, R. Foottit & K. Walker
Created
04/06/2007 02:46 AEST
Last Updated
06/09/2007 12:14 AEST
Citation
L. Mound, R. Foottit & K. Walker (2007) Violet aphid (Myzus ornatus) Updated on 9/6/2007 12:14:59 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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