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ABILITY TO TRANSMIT SUGARCANE MOSAIC-VIRUS AND SEASONAL PHENOLOGY OF SOME APHID SPECIES (HEMIPTERA, APHIDIDAE) IN THE ISIS AND BUNDABERG DISTRICTS OF QUEENSLAND

DF NOONE, S SRISINK, DS TEAKLE, PG ALLSOPP, PWJ TAYLOR

JOURNAL OF THE AUSTRALIAN ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY | AUSTRALIAN ENTOMOLOGICAL SOC | Published : 1994

Abstract

Rhopalosiphum maidis (Fitch), Aphis gossypii Glover and Myzus persicae (Sultzer) transmitted the Australian sugarcane strain of sugarcane mosaic virus (SCMV‐SC) in a non‐persistent manner, whereas Melanaphis sacchari (Zehntner), Hysteroneura setariae (Thomas), Hyperomyzus lactucae (L.) and Aphis nerii Boyer de Fonscolombe did not transmit the virus. Calculated transmission rate per aphid was higher (12–16%) when sweetcorn was the source of SCMV‐SC than when sugarcane was the source (2–5%). M. sacchari (a non‐vector) and A. gossypii (a vector) were the most prevalent aphids caught on sticky yellow traps in the Isis and Bundaberg districts in 1989–91. Three vector species, A craccivora Koch, A..

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