So, you find something in your garden that you haven’t seen before. Maybe you have heard us talk about exotic pests and the importance of … Read More
Agriculture Victoria, bad bugs, biosecurity, community, exotic, plant health, surveillance
Protect your patch, What bug is that?, Where to go for help
Cover image: Adult of Liriomyza huidobrensis. National Plant Protection Organization, the Netherlands, Bugwood.org
Have you ever wondered what causes the squiggly lines on the leaves of … Read More
AUSVEG, bad bugs, biosecurity, pests
Protect your patch, What bug is that?
Cover image: Richard Gardner, Bugwood.org
The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is a high priority plant pest in many countries around the world. Currently, the spotted lanternfly is … Read More
bad bugs, Cesar Australia, exotic, pests
What bug is that?
This Easter, gardeners around Melbourne are setting traps in their veggie patches and citrus trees to help Agriculture Victoria researchers search for exotic psyllids. Recently we … Read More
Agriculture Victoria, Citrus Australia, pests, surveillance
Drosophila suzuki – commonly called the spotted wing drosophila or SWD.
The spotted wing drosophila (SWD, Drosophila suzukii) is an exotic fruit fly which favours soft-fleshed … Read More
bad bugs, berries, exotic, pests, surveillance
Bumblebee on blue wild flower
Bumblebees are large, hairy, social bees belonging to the family Apidae (subfamily Bombinae). Bumblebees are not known to occur on mainland … Read More
Agriculture Victoria, bad bugs, bees, exotic, pests
Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta
The Red Imported Fire Ant, commonly referred to as RIFA, is a serious exotic species that could impact Australia’s natural … Read More
bad bugs, exotic, pests, plant health
Who wants to be a Pest Warrior? At the Urban Plant Health Network we’re hoping ALL of you will want to be one!
Read our Pest … Read More
Agriculture Victoria, bad bugs, exotic, garden, pests
Protect your patch, Resources, What bug is that?, Where to go for help
It’s a really challenging time, with all of us in self-isolation.. Parents are working from home and kids are out of school. Are you struggling to … Read More
Agriculture Victoria, bad bugs, bees, exotic, garden, pests, plant health
Fall armyworm larva / Russ Ottens, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
The fall armyworm (FAW) is a moth native to the subtropical and tropical Americas, including the … Read More
AUSVEG, bad bugs, exotic, pests, plant health
Amegilla cingulata – Blue-banded bee. Image credit: Erica Siegel
If I were to ask you what a native Australian bee looks like, what would you say?
To … Read More
bees, beneficials, Cesar Australia, good bugs
Citrus trees in backyards and orchards in the USA are being killed by a small bug called the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP). We want to … Read More
bad bugs, citrus, Citrus Australia, diseases, exotic, pests