Mealy Cabbage Aphid - Brevicoryne brassicae
Brevicoryne brassicae apterae are green and wax-powdered. The head, tips of the antennae and the legs are dark. The body length of apterae is 1.9 to 2.7 mm.
Spends its entire life cycle on Brassicas such as Cabbage and Oil-seed Rape.
Most readily seen in summer on Brassica crops such as Oil-seed Rape.
In cold climates it overwinters as eggs, but where winters are mild Brevicoryne brassicae overwinters parthenogenetically.
Probably fairly frequent in Britain although there are very few records on NBN for the species.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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