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Melon aphid (038) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

Melon or cotton aphid. There are many aphids attacking a wide range of crops; Aphis gossypii, described here, is common in Pacific island countries.

Scientific Name

Aphis gossypii

AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Information from Waterhouse DE (1998) Biological control of Insects: Southeast Asian Prospects. ACIAR Monograph no. 51, 548pp. Photo 6 Graham Teakle. Canberra, Australia. Photo 8 Caroline Smith. University of Tasmania, Australia.

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 for the Pacific Community.

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