• No samples were returned from Scotland this week.
  • Trapping has almost finished across England.
  • Samples were returned from only 3 regions in the last week: Northern England, Midlands and East Anglia.
  • 2 Peach-Potato aphids were found in a sample from Northern England; no Potato Aphids were found in any region.
  • Black-Bean aphids (a good vector of PVA) continued to be found from one site in Midlands.
  • 1 Grain aphid was found in a sample from Northern England.
  • 818 samples have been received so far this year.

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Aphid monitoring water trap results for 2018
Aphid monitoring water trap results for the UK Aphid monitoring water trap results for the UK

We have received a total of 819 samples so far in 2018.

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If a regions bounding box is coloured red, then at least one Peach-Potato aphid has been captured in the last 10 days in that region. If there is a date to the left of a region, this is the date the first peach-potato aphid was captured in that region.

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