Berryworld offers aphid identification services using morphological characteristics to determine the species of aphid. Aphids must be sent down to the Plant and Food, Lincoln site. All aphids identified will come with some background information on their biology, ecology and possible control options.
For each aphid identification, it is preferable if at least five specimens are sent down (in case a few individuals are damaged beyond recognition). It will also speed up the process if the host plant is identified prior to sending the specimens (as this will limit the aphid species possibilities).
Identifications cost $100 per hour (Most identifications take 15 - 20 minutes)
No charge for species unable to be identified
A minimum of 5 specimens preferred
Geographical information ideal
Aphids found in New Zealand only
Knowledge of host plant preferred
For any queries on the process, please contact Rob using the following information: Rob.firstname.lastname@example.org
Plant and Food Research
Gerald Street, Lincoln 7608