oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Host-plants of Myzus persicae Sulz., with a list of aphids of common occurrence in the tobacco growing districts of S. Rhodesia

Volume 22, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The first authentic record of the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae Sulz.) for Rhodesia was made by Hall (1932) from Mazoe; he collected specimens off various Brassicae including rape, cabbage and cauliflower at the end of 1927 and early 1928, and stated ""that probably, as elsewhere, it has a wide range of host plants"". Up to that time M. persicae was not known as a pest in Southern Rhodesia. Ten years later, when Turkish tobacco was first severely attacked by an aphid, Hall identified it as M. persicae.

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