First detection of Megoura crassicauda Mordvilko, (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in Australia and a review of its biology

Dinah Hales, Peter Gillespie, Stephen L. Wade, Bernard Dominiak

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Aphids are important pests of crop production. Australia has been subject to many aphid incursions. In this paper, we describe the first detection in Australia of the bean or vetch aphid Megoura crassicauda Mordvilko, a pest of broad beans (Vicia faba L.) and related legumes, and provide background information on the insect. The potential to establish and spread is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-81
Number of pages5
JournalGeneral and Applied Entomology
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017


  • incursion
  • establishment
  • broad beans
  • aphids
  • vetch


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