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Psyllid, lerp, aphid & whitefly (Hemiptera, several families)Pterocomma populeum  

Poplar bark aphid at Jerrabomberra Wetlands

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Pterocomma populeum at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 28 Oct 2018
Pterocomma populeum at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 28 Oct 2018

Identification history

Psyllid, lerp, aphid & whitefly (Hemiptera, several families) Pterocomma populeum 12 Feb 2019 KimPullen
Psyllid, lerp, aphid & whitefly (Hemiptera, several families) Aphididae (family) 18 Jan 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Psyllid, lerp, aphid & whitefly (Hemiptera, several families) Pterocomma populeum 13 Dec 2018 silversea_starsong

Significant sighting

  13 Feb 2019

This is only the second record of this pest species in Australia. .On 30 November 2018, it was recorded on poplar trees surrounding a commercial vineyard in Derwent Valley, TAS. P. populeum is not an Emergency Plant Pest species, because though it is likely to cause some damage to Populus spp. the likelihood of significant economic harm is considered low.

Author's notes

One colony observed on the underside of a branch.

3 comments

michaelb wrote:
   14 Dec 2018
Species added to system
KimPullen wrote:
   12 Feb 2019
Matches images at http://influentialpoints.com/Gallery/Pterocomma_populeum_poplar_bark_aphid.htm .
michaelb wrote:
   13 Feb 2019
Thanks for your photo. I have downloaded the original, cropped it and added it back to be used on the Species page.

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Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 26 Mar 2019
Charaxes sempronius (Tailed Emperor) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 26 Mar 2019
Ardea alba (Great Egret) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 3 Jan 2019
Nososticta solida (Orange Threadtail) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 16 Dec 2018
Paronychia brasiliana (Chilean Whitlow Wort, Brazilian Whitlow) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 12 Dec 2018
Unidentified Scale insect & mealybug (Hemiptera, Coccoidea) (TBC) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 28 Oct 2018
Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 14 Oct 2018
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 27 Jul 2018
Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 2 Jul 2018
Nososticta solida (Orange Threadtail) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 11 Jan 2018
Pelecanus conspicillatus (Australian Pelican) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 16 Nov 2017
Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 16 Nov 2017
Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 21 Jul 2017
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 21 Jul 2017
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 21 Jul 2017
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 21 Jul 2017
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Jerrabomberra Wetlands - 5 Feb 2017

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 101 - 1,000 Abundance
  • 28 Oct 2018 8:35 AM Recorded on
  • silversea_starsong Recorded by
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