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
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What bug is that?
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
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Sticky trap with cage in a citrus tree. Image credit: Kimberley Lamont
Sticky traps are pieces of coloured plastic or cardboard, typically yellow (or sometimes blue) … Read More
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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
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The tomato potato psyllid (TPP) is a small sap-sucking insect and a serious pest of tomato, potato, chilli, capsicum, eggplant, tamarillo, sweet potato and weeds … Read More
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Uncategorized, What bug is that?
Urban growth is critically linked to biosecurity risk, however the extent of this risk is not well understood and efforts to engage urban dwellers in … Read More
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Protect your patch, Uncategorized
Historically, our country has been protected by its geographic isolation, which means Australia is free today of many of the pests and diseases common to … Read More
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Australia has a world-class biosecurity system and natural barriers that protect us from exotic pests and diseases, which allows our agriculture industries to thrive. But … Read More
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The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is an insect that feeds on fruits and vegetables and over winter shelters inside homes and buildings, vehicles, machinery … Read More
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Urban and community gardeners of Greater Melbourne, this is your network!
The Urban Plant Health Network connects you with industry and government experts to help you … Read More
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