These insects feed on dozens of garden vegetables, ornamentals, native plants and weeds. They look like moths, jump like fleas, and their nymphs have long waxy filaments coming out of their abdomens. Would you be able to identify a passionvine hopper?
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The popular Facebook group for Australian pest managers has announced the winners of its new NSW Pest Managers Award, as voted for by pest professionals.
A notorious pest from a family of notorious pests, these caterpillars will feast on almost anything, and thrive on vegetables and poisonous weeds. Could you identify a cluster caterpillar?
Winner of the Professional Women in Australian Pest Management Excellence Award 2021 – Kuyan Rider from Conquer Termites Northside.
They are easily mistaken for the funnel-web spider, mouse and even trapdoor spider. They are much more widespread than funnel-web spiders but not nearly as venomous. Would you be able to recognise a wishbone spider? (Image Credit: Cael David-Gallery, Aname comosa) Common name: Wishbone spider Scientific name(s): Family Anamidae (part of the Family Nemesiidae until very recently). Description: Wishbone spiders are easily confused for other mygalomorphs, including the funnel webs, mouse spiders, and various trapdoor spiders. Many wishbone spider species are […]
These pests may be living under your very roof, but will only suck your blood out of desperation. Would you be able to identify a bird mite? Common name: Bird mite Common species in Australia include the tropical bird mite (AKA starling mite) and red poultry mite (AKA roost mite). Bird mites are sometimes mistakenly called bird lice (adult mites have eight legs, lice have six legs). Scientific name(s): Family Macronyssidae, including Ornithonyssus bursa (tropical bird mite) and Dermanyssidae, including […]