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Myzus persicae (Green peach aphid)

Synonyms: Aphis persicae

Wikipedia Abstract

Myzus persicae, known as the green peach aphid or the peach-potato aphid, is a small green aphid. It is the most significant aphid pest of peach trees, causing decreased growth, shriveling of the leaves and the death of various tissues. It is also hazardous because it acts as a vector for the transport of plant viruses, such as potato virus Y and potato leafroll virus to members of the nightshade/potato family Solanaceae, and various mosaic viruses to many other food crops.
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Myzus persicae nicotianae (tobacco aphid)
Myzus persicae persicae (green peach aphid)


Prey / Diet

Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepherd's Purse)[1]
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[1]
Convolvulus arvensis (perennial morningglory)[2]
Cydonia oblonga (quince)[2]
Euonymus europaeus (European spindletree)[2]
Galium aparine (stickywilly)[1]
Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)[2]
Mikania dodsonii (bristly ox-tongue)[3]
Myoporum laetum (myoporum)[3]
Pittosporum crassifolium (stiffleaf cheesewood)[3]
Plagianthus divaricatus (saltmarsh ribbonwood)[3]
Prunus americana (Wild Plum)[2]
Prunus armeniaca (apricot)[2]
Prunus avium (Wild Cherry)[1]
Prunus cerasus (sour cherry)[2]
Prunus domestica (plum)[2]
Prunus padus (Bird Cherry)[1]
Prunus pensylvanica (Fire Cherry)[2]
Prunus persica (peach)[2]
Prunus serotina (Black Cherry)[2]
Prunus virginiana (chokecherry)[2]
Raphanus raphanistrum (Wild Radish)[2]
Ripogonum scandens[3]
Sinapis arvensis (Charlock)[2]
Solanum aviculare (Kangaroo Apple)[3]
Urtica spatulata (dwarf nettle)[2]
Veronica elliptica (Francisco hebe)[3]
Veronica stricta[3]
Viburnum opulus (European cranberrybush)[2]
Vinca major (greater periwinkle)[4]
Vitex lucens (Puriri)[3]


Adalia bipunctata (twospotted lady beetle)[1]
Calidris alba (Sanderling)[4]
Cerotainia albipilosa[5]
Harmonia axyridis (Harlequin Ladybird)[1]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Ecology of Commanster
2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
3New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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