Pest life cycles

LifecycleExampleAwareness of a pest’s life cycle, which stages are most likely to cause economic damage, and when best to monitor is essential when planning a pest management program.
The following pest life cycle diagrams (available in pdf) indicate when the various pests stages are likely to be found in the crop, management considerations, and critical monitoring periods.



Bean podborer

Diamondback moth


Green vegetable bug


Lucerne flea


Silverleaf whitefly

Soil pests

Sorghum midge

Soybean looper

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