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New aphid found in faba beans

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Megoura cras­si­cau­da has been found in parts of north-east and cen­tral New South Wales (Syd­ney, Tam­worth, and Breeza). The species orig­i­nat­ed in north-east Asia, and is close­ly relat­ed to the vetch aphid (Megoura vici­ae), found in Europe, Ethiopia and North Amer­i­ca. Its host range is most­ly lim­it­ed to Vicia species — vetch­es, faba or broad beans, and may extend to… Read more »