Photo 1. Adult, wingless, green peach aphid; the white remains of the skin of the last moult remain attached to two aphids.
Photo 3. Adults and nymphs of the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae, on sweetpotato. Note the brown tinge to many of the adults.
Green peach aphid
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
1Information from Swaine G (1971) Agricultural Zoology in Fiji. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London; and CABI (2016) Myzus persicae (green peach aphid) Crop Protection Compendium (www.cabi.org/cpc); and Waterhouse DE, Sands DPA (2001) Classical biological control of arthropods in Australia, ACIAR Monograph no. 77, 560pp.; and from Myzus persicae (Sulzer) Entomology & Nematology. UF/IFAS, University of Florida. (http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/veg/aphid/green_peach_aphid.htm). Photos 1-6 Mani Mua, Sigatoka Research Station, Fiji.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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