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
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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