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Also known as jumping plant lice, psyllids are small insects that feed on plants.
An insect that attacks plant roots. This pest can be controlled using pesticides.
Refers to the post-embryonic stage in the development of an insect, before its metamorphosis into an adult. Examples are a caterpillar, grub or maggot. The larval stage is generally the most destructive period in the insect life cycle.
Minute plant-feeding insects within the super family Aphidoidea. Commonly known as greenfly, blackfly or plant lice.
Of the leaf beetle family, flea beetles are small, jumping insects, which feed mainly on root vegetable crops and brassicas.
Any chemical preparation used to repel or destroy insects. May take the form of liquid, powder or smoke.
The honey-like liquid secreted by plants. It's commonly found in flowers, and attracts bees and insect pollinators.
An organism, viral, bacterial, fungal or parasitical, that attacks plants. It may be water, air or soil borne, or carried by insects.
Chrysalis, of butterflies particularly. The inactive stage between the larva and the adult. The term refers to the insect itself, rather than the cocoon.
Known as thunderbugs or thunderflies, a thrip is a tiny sap-sucking, winged insect that can cause damage to plants.