Pest image gallery

Aphid Identification

These diagrams will help you identify bluegreen aphids, pea aphids, and green peach aphids in Southern Australia.

Blue green aphid and Pea aphid
Blue green aphid and Pea aphid
Green peach aphid
Green peach aphid

Aphid mummies and parasitoids

Adult aphid parasitoid, Diaeretiella rapae. (Photo: T.Heddle)
Adult aphid parasitoid, Diaeretiella rapae. (Photo: T.Heddle)
Aphid mummies (Photo: K. Perry)
Aphid mummies (Photo: K. Perry)

Armyworm

Armyworm on barley. (Source: R.Hamdorf)
Armyworm on barley. (Source: R.Hamdorf)

Balaustium mite

Balaustium medicagoense

Balaustium adult
Balaustium adult
<i>Balaustium</i> sp feeding on Lucerne
Balaustium sp feeding on Lucerne

Black field cricket

Teleogryllus commodus

Black field cricket nymphs (left,) adult male (right) and adult female (far right)
Black field cricket nymphs (left,) adult male (right) and adult female (far right)

Black Portuguese millipede

Black Portuguese millipedes (Photo: K. Perry)
Black Portuguese millipedes (Photo: K. Perry)
Black Portuguese millipede
Black Portuguese millipede

Blue oat mite (BOM)

Blue Oat Mite (Photo: C. Svilans)
Blue Oat Mite (Photo: C. Svilans)

Bronzed field beetle

Bronzed field beetles (Photo: K. Perry)
Bronzed field beetles (Photo: K. Perry)

Brown pasture looper

Brown pasture looper (Photo: A. Hancock)
Brown pasture looper (Photo: A. Hancock)

Bryobia mite

Bryobia praetiosa

Bryobia mite damage on lentils (Photo: M. Whitney)
Bryobia mite damage on lentils (Photo: M. Whitney)
Bryobia mite (Photo: S. Richmond)
Bryobia mite (Photo: S. Richmond)

Cabbage aphid

Brevicoryne brassicae

Heavy infestation extending down canola stem
Heavy infestation extending down canola stem
Note thick covering of whitish powder
Note thick covering of whitish powder
Cabbage aphid colony on canola (Chris Butler)
Cabbage aphid colony on canola (Chris Butler)
Canola aphids with bronze-coloured 'aphid mummies'
Canola aphids with bronze-coloured 'aphid mummies'
Cabbage aphid on Hyola canola, Kangaroo Island, 2015. Photo: Jenny Stanton
Cabbage aphid on Hyola canola, Kangaroo Island, 2015. Photo: Jenny Stanton
Cabbage aphid on canola, Lower North, 2015. Photo: David Pratt
Cabbage aphid on canola, Lower North, 2015. Photo: David Pratt

Common cutworm

Agrotis infusa

Larvae damaging cereal crops on Western Eyre Peninsula
Larvae damaging cereal crops on Western Eyre Peninsula
Larvae damaging cereal crops on Western Eyre Peninsula
Larvae damaging cereal crops on Western Eyre Peninsula
Female moth
Female moth
Male moth
Male moth
Cutworm damage to wheat, Mt Cooper, EP, 2015. Photo: Josh Hollitt
Cutworm damage to wheat, Mt Cooper, EP, 2015. Photo: Josh Hollitt
Cutworm on wheat, Mt Cooper, EP, 2015. Photo: Josh Hollitt
Cutworm on wheat, Mt Cooper, EP, 2015. Photo: Josh Hollitt

Corn aphid

Corn aphids (Source: Nigel Myers)
Corn aphids (Source: Nigel Myers)

Cowpea aphid

Aphis craccivora

Cowpea aphids: non-winged adult, nymphs and cast skins
Cowpea aphids: non-winged adult, nymphs and cast skins
Winged Cowpea aphid adult
Winged Cowpea aphid adult
Cowpea aphid on volunteer vetch
Cowpea aphid on volunteer vetch
Cowpea aphid on lentils
Cowpea aphid on lentils
Cowpea aphid infestation on field bean tip
Cowpea aphid infestation on field bean tip
Cowpea aphids on Faba beans
Cowpea aphids on Faba beans

Diamondback moth (DBM)

Lincoln weed provides a summer refuge for diamondback moth and snails (image: K. Perry)
Lincoln weed provides a summer refuge for diamondback moth and snails (image: K. Perry)

Earwigs

Forficula auricularia

Earwig damage to canola
Earwig damage to canola
European earwig juvenile (image: K.Perry)
European earwig juvenile (image: K.Perry)
Crop damage - Surface grazing of lupin seedlings
Crop damage - Surface grazing of lupin seedlings
Crop damage - Earwig in Wheathead
Crop damage - Earwig in Wheathead
Crop damage - Earwig in Wheathead
Crop damage - Earwig in Wheathead

Etiella

Adult Etiella moth (source: SARDI)
Adult Etiella moth (source: SARDI)

Green peach aphid and Beet Western Yellows Virus

Beet Western Yellow Virus (BWYV) symptoms and damage to canola crops in the Mid North of South Australia, July 2014

Beet Western Yellows Virus damage to canola seedlings Photo: Jenny Davidson, SARDI
Beet Western Yellows Virus damage to canola seedlings Photo: Jenny Davidson, SARDI
Beet Western Yellows Virus damage to canola crop Photo: Jenny Davidson, SARDI
Beet Western Yellows Virus damage to canola crop Photo: Jenny Davidson, SARDI
Beet Western Yellows Virus damage to canola Photo: Mick Faulkner
Beet Western Yellows Virus damage to canola Photo: Mick Faulkner

Grass anthelid

Pterolocera spp.

Wheat, Butler Tanks, 2013
Wheat, Butler Tanks, 2013
Wheat, Peterborough, 2011
Wheat, Peterborough, 2011
Wheat, Minnipa, 2013
Wheat, Minnipa, 2013
Grass anthelid damage moving off fenceline, Penong, 2015 Photo: Andy Bates
Grass anthelid damage moving off fenceline, Penong, 2015 Photo: Andy Bates
Grass anthelid damage, Penong, 2015 Photo: Andy Bates
Grass anthelid damage, Penong, 2015 Photo: Andy Bates
Grass anthelid density as they move into paddock, and trimmed plants, Penong, 2015 Photo: Andy Bates
Grass anthelid density as they move into paddock, and trimmed plants, Penong, 2015 Photo: Andy Bates
Grass anthelid, Penong, 2015 Photo: Andy Bates
Grass anthelid, Penong, 2015 Photo: Andy Bates

Green peach aphid

Myzus persicae

Winged adult of green peach aphid
Winged adult of green peach aphid
Non-winged adults and nymphs
Non-winged adults and nymphs
Crop damage - Feeding damage to canola crop near Murdinga, Eyre Peninsula, 2013
Crop damage - Feeding damage to canola crop near Murdinga, Eyre Peninsula, 2013
Crop damage - Feeding damage to canola crop near Murdinga, Eyre Peninsula, 2013
Crop damage - Feeding damage to canola crop near Murdinga, Eyre Peninsula, 2013

Helicoverpa

Native budworm on barley, Cleve.
Native budworm on barley, Cleve.
Bucket trap containing female sex pheromone (source: Chris Davey, YP Ag)
Bucket trap containing female sex pheromone (source: Chris Davey, YP Ag)

Hoverfly

Hover fly larvae feeding on aphids
Hover fly larvae feeding on aphids
Hover fly on the wing in canola
Hover fly on the wing in canola

Lacewings

Green lacewing adult
Green lacewing adult

Lady Beetle

Adult ladybird (Photo: F. Al-Jawahiri)
Adult ladybird (Photo: F. Al-Jawahiri)
Ladybird larvae eating a Russian wheat aphid (Photo: F. Al-Jawahiri)
Ladybird larvae eating a Russian wheat aphid (Photo: F. Al-Jawahiri)

Leafhoppers (jassids)

Lesser Budworm

Lesser budworm caterpillar (Photo: R. Hamdorf)
Lesser budworm caterpillar (Photo: R. Hamdorf)

Lucerne flea

Sminthurus viridis

Lucerne flea caught in 10 sweeps on wheat. (Source: C. Fogarty, Kerin Agencies Landmark)
Lucerne flea caught in 10 sweeps on wheat. (Source: C. Fogarty, Kerin Agencies Landmark)
Lucerne flea adult
Lucerne flea adult
Lucerne flea adult
Lucerne flea adult
Lucerne flea on medic leaf
Lucerne flea on medic leaf
Lucerne flea damage to clover
Lucerne flea damage to clover

Mandalotus weevils

Mandalotus spp.

Adult Mandalotus weevil (Photo: K Perry)
Adult Mandalotus weevil (Photo: K Perry)
Adult weevil on cereal seedling
Adult weevil on cereal seedling
Adult sheltering under volunteer grass
Adult sheltering under volunteer grass
Adult weevil associated with a weed
Adult weevil associated with a weed
Adult at the base of a cereal seedling (note the camouflage with the soil)
Adult at the base of a cereal seedling (note the camouflage with the soil)
Crop damage - Bare patches in a young canola crop
Crop damage - Bare patches in a young canola crop
Crop damage - Ringbarking damage by adults
Crop damage - Ringbarking damage by adults
Crop damage - Weevils at the base of a ringbarked canola seedling
Crop damage - Weevils at the base of a ringbarked canola seedling
Crop damage - Weevils consuming a lentil seedling
Crop damage - Weevils consuming a lentil seedling
Crop damage - Mandalotus damage, 2014. Photo: Craig Bell
Crop damage - Mandalotus damage, 2014. Photo: Craig Bell

Pasture Day Moth

Apina callisto

Adult moth
Adult moth
Larva, Milang, August 2013
Larva, Milang, August 2013
Pasture day moth larvae, 2015. Photo: Chris Davies
Pasture day moth larvae, 2015. Photo: Chris Davies

Pasture tunnel moth

Philobota productella

Larva
Larva
Larvae tunnel openings
Larvae tunnel openings
Larvae and tunnel
Larvae and tunnel
Larvae
Larvae

Pasture webworm

Pasture webworm larvae (Photo: R. Hamdorf)
Pasture webworm larvae (Photo: R. Hamdorf)

Polyphrades weevil

Polyphrades laetus

Polyphrades weevil from SARDI insect collection
Polyphrades weevil from SARDI insect collection

Portuguese millipede

Ommatoiulus moreletii

Millipede damage to a cereal seedling
Millipede damage to a cereal seedling
Damage to canola seedling
Damage to canola seedling
Black Portuguese millipede damage to lupins, Fleurieu Peninsula, 2015. Photo: Ryan Bateman
Black Portuguese millipede damage to lupins, Fleurieu Peninsula, 2015. Photo: Ryan Bateman
Black Portuguese millipede on lupin seedling, Fleurieu Peninsula, 2015. Photo: Ryan Bateman
Black Portuguese millipede on lupin seedling, Fleurieu Peninsula, 2015. Photo: Ryan Bateman
Juvenile black Portuguese millipedes on wheat heads, Milang, 2015. Photos: Ryan Bateman
Juvenile black Portuguese millipedes on wheat heads, Milang, 2015. Photos: Ryan Bateman
Juvenile black Portuguese millipedes on wheat head, Milang, 2015. Photos: Ryan Bateman
Juvenile black Portuguese millipedes on wheat head, Milang, 2015. Photos: Ryan Bateman

Redlegged earth mite (RLEM)

Halotydeus destructor

Redlegged earth mite (Photo: N. Hamdorf)
Redlegged earth mite (Photo: N. Hamdorf)
Redlegged earth mites (Photo: C. Svilans, using a GoMicro Field Scope)
Redlegged earth mites (Photo: C. Svilans, using a GoMicro Field Scope)
Red legged earth mite damage (Photo: K. Perry)
Red legged earth mite damage (Photo: K. Perry)
Red legged earth mite feeding aggregation (Photo: K. Perry)
Red legged earth mite feeding aggregation (Photo: K. Perry)
Redlegged earth mite adult
Redlegged earth mite adult
RLEM adults on seedling
RLEM adults on seedling
<i>Anystis wallacei</i>, a biocontrol agent for RLEM
Anystis wallacei, a biocontrol agent for RLEM
<i>Anystis wallacei</i> (right) feeding on RLEM
Anystis wallacei (right) feeding on RLEM
Crop damage - RLEM damage to Nabon bean
Crop damage - RLEM damage to Nabon bean
Crop damage - Close-up view of mites and damage
Crop damage - Close-up view of mites and damage
Crop damage- RLEM damage: poor germination and growth of Peas
Crop damage- RLEM damage: poor germination and growth of Peas

Russian wheat aphid (RWA)

Russian wheat aphids and symptoms (Photo: M. Nash).
Russian wheat aphids and symptoms (Photo: M. Nash).
Russian wheat aphid (Source: L Wilkins)
Russian wheat aphid (Source: L Wilkins)
Russian wheat aphid (Photo: F. Al-Jawahiri, using GoMicro Field Scope)
Russian wheat aphid (Photo: F. Al-Jawahiri, using GoMicro Field Scope)
Russian wheat aphid
Russian wheat aphid

Sawfly

Family: Pergidae

Sawfly larvae in wheat crop, Lock, EP, 2015. Photo: Chris Pearce
Sawfly larvae in wheat crop, Lock, EP, 2015. Photo: Chris Pearce
Sawfly larvae in wheat crop, Lock, EP, 2015. Photo: Chris Pearce
Sawfly larvae in wheat crop, Lock, EP, 2015. Photo: Chris Pearce
Sawfly larvae in wheat crop, Lock, EP, 2015. Photo: Chris Pearce
Sawfly larvae in wheat crop, Lock, EP, 2015. Photo: Chris Pearce

Slaters

Crustacea: Isopoda

Slaters (Photo: K. Perry)
Slaters (Photo: K. Perry)
Slater
Slater
Slaters from Warooka suspected damaging lentils
Slaters from Warooka suspected damaging lentils
Slaters from Warooka suspected damaging lentils
Slaters from Warooka suspected damaging lentils
Damage to lentil seedlings
Damage to lentil seedlings
Pill bug slater damage to lentil seedlings, Redhill, Mid North, 2015. Photo: Chris Fogarty
Pill bug slater damage to lentil seedlings, Redhill, Mid North, 2015. Photo: Chris Fogarty
Pill bug slaters, Redhill, Mid North, 2015. Photo: Chris Fogarty
Pill bug slaters, Redhill, Mid North, 2015. Photo: Chris Fogarty

Slugs

Bait line in furrow with dead slugs (K. Perry)
Bait line in furrow with dead slugs (K. Perry)
Grey field slug (K. Perry)
Grey field slug (K. Perry)
Canola crop losses due to black-keeled slugs
Canola crop losses due to black-keeled slugs
Slug eggs on the soil surface (image: K. Perry)
Slug eggs on the soil surface (image: K. Perry)
Black-keeled slugs (image: K. Perry)
Black-keeled slugs (image: K. Perry)

Snails in agriculture

Snails aestivating on roadside weeds (Photo: R. Hamdorf)
Snails aestivating on roadside weeds (Photo: R. Hamdorf)
Figure 2: Conical snails feeding on snail bait on southern Yorke Peninsula (photo: K Perry).
Figure 2: Conical snails feeding on snail bait on southern Yorke Peninsula (photo: K Perry).
Juvenile common white snail on cabbage. (Photo: R. Hamdorf, using GoMicro Field Scope)
Juvenile common white snail on cabbage. (Photo: R. Hamdorf, using GoMicro Field Scope)
Snail damage to canola (Photo: M. Nash)
Snail damage to canola (Photo: M. Nash)
Snail slime tracks indicating recent movement (image: Helen Brodie)
Snail slime tracks indicating recent movement (image: Helen Brodie)
Snails dying after consuming bait (image: Helen Brodie)
Snails dying after consuming bait (image: Helen Brodie)
The common white snail, <i>Cernuella virgata</i>
The common white snail, Cernuella virgata
The white Italian snail, <i>Theba pisana</i>
The white Italian snail, Theba pisana
The small pointed snail, <i>Preitocella barbara</i>
The small pointed snail, Preitocella barbara
The conical snail, <i>Cochlicella acuta</i>
The conical snail, Cochlicella acuta
White snail on fence post
White snail on fence post
Crop damage/Baiting - Common white snail damaging Beans
Crop damage/Baiting - Common white snail damaging Beans
Crop damage/Baiting - Common white snail on weed
Crop damage/Baiting - Common white snail on weed
Crop damage/Baiting - Italian snail damaging barley
Crop damage/Baiting - Italian snail damaging barley
Crop damage/Baiting - Snail baiting along fence line before summer rain
Crop damage/Baiting - Snail baiting along fence line before summer rain
Round snail feeding on bait.
Round snail feeding on bait.

Southern False Wireworm

Southern false wireworm adult (Photo: A Hancock)
Southern false wireworm adult (Photo: A Hancock)
Southern false wireworm larvae (Photo: T Maitland)
Southern false wireworm larvae (Photo: T Maitland)

True Wireworm

True wireworm larvae, showing flattened head and rear dorsal plate
True wireworm larvae, showing flattened head and rear dorsal plate

Turnip aphid

Lipaphis erysimi

Infestation on flowering tip
Infestation on flowering tip
Note fine waxy appearance
Note fine waxy appearance

White tailed black cutworm

Proteuxoa atrisquamata

Larvae attacking cereal crops on Central and Western Eyre Peninsula, July 2013
Larvae attacking cereal crops on Central and Western Eyre Peninsula, July 2013
Adult moth
Adult moth
<i>Proteuxoa</i> spp., SA Mallee, 2015. Photo: Jeff Braun
Proteuxoa spp., SA Mallee, 2015. Photo: Jeff Braun
<i>Proteuxoa</i> spp. Larva head, EP, 2015. Photo: Amy Murray
Proteuxoa spp. Larva head, EP, 2015. Photo: Amy Murray
<i>Proteuxoa</i> spp. larva, EP, 2015. Photo: Amy Murray
Proteuxoa spp. larva, EP, 2015. Photo: Amy Murray

Vegetable Weevil

Page Last Reviewed: 16 Mar 2016
Top of page