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Aphids Phrorodon cannabis, Aphis gossypii, Myzus spp.
Key Features of Aphids: Successful control of aphids using biocontrol agents requires swift action and proper identification. Slow moving and easily crushed between two fingers, aphids are deceptive. They’re easy to kill...Right? With the… [Read More]
Caterpillars Trichoplusia ni, Plutella xylostella
Caterpillars are the larvae of butterflies and moths. Butterflies and moths form the order Lepidoptera, a very large group with more than 150,000 species, that are easily distinguishable from other insects, as it is a highly uniform group, both in ap… [Read More]
Flies Scatella tenuicosta, Lycoriella ingenua, Bradyia Paupera
There are several flies that are pests in agriculture, horticulture and mushroom cultivation. Other species can also cause damage or nuisance, particularly small flies of the families Sciaridae (sciarid flies) and Ephydridae (shore flies). The larvae… [Read More]
LeafMiner Liriomyza bryoniae, Liriomyza trifolii
Leaf miners belong to the order Diptera (the true flies) and form the family Agromyzidae. This is a family of small flies whose larvae tunnel into the leaves of plants, creating ‘mines’. The leaf miner species that cause damage in horticu… [Read More]
Mealybugs and Scale Pseudococcus longispinus
Mealybugs (family Pseudococcidae), soft scales (family Coccidae) and armoured scales (family Diaspididae) form three important families within the superfamily Coccoidea. This superfamily belongs to the order Hemiptera (the true bugs). The Coccoidea, … [Read More]
Powdery mildew Erysiphe, Podosphaera, Oïdium, Leveillula
Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that is caused by many different species of fungi such asErysiphe, Podosphaera, Oïdium, Leveillula. Damage symptoms Powdery mildew symptoms are similar in all plant-pathogen combinations:white fluffy colonies… [Read More]
Root Aphids Rhopalosiphum rufiabdominalis
The rice root aphid is native to southeast east Asia, but now has worldwide distribution. Populations have been found as far north as Finland living in greenhouses. As its name suggests, the rice root aphid is commonly found feeding on the roots of r… [Read More]
White Fly Trialeurodes vaporariorum, Bemisia tabaci
Whiteflies are not true flies, but belong to the order Hemiptera (true bugs). Together with aphids and scale insects, they belong to the division Sternorrhyncha. The whiteflies form the family Aleyrodidae. The most common species are the greenhouse w… [Read More]
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