Brachycolus asparagi Mordvilko, a new aphid pest damaging asparagus in British Columbia

A. R. Forbes


The aphid <i>Brachycolus asparagi</i> Mordvilko was identified from asparagus at Summerland, B.C., in 1979. In 1980 and 1981, this aphid damaged asparagus throughout the asparagus-growing areas of the Okanagan as far north as Armstrong. Feeding by the aphid causes a severe rosetting of the ferns and weakens the plant.


<i>Brachycolus asparagi</i>; asparagus

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