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  • North of Scotland: Virus pressure remained Low. No Peach-Potato aphids found. Potato aphids found at 1 site. Other potato virus vectors present: Bird Cherry-Oat aphid, Rose-Grain aphid, Leaf-Curling Plum aphid, Willow-Carrot aphid, Pea aphid, Black-Bean aphid (a good vector of PVA).
  • Grampian: Virus pressure remained Low. No Peach-Potato aphids found. Potato aphids found at 4 sites. Other potato virus vectors present: Willow-Carrot aphid, Rose-Grain aphid, Leaf-Curling Plum aphid, Grain aphid, Pea aphid.
  • Angus and Perthshire: Virus pressure remained Low. Peach-Potato aphids were found at 1 site. Potato aphids were found at 4 sites. Another potato colonising aphid, Glasshouse and Potato aphid, was found at 1 site. Other potato virus vectors present: Rose-Grain aphid, Leaf-Curling Plum aphid, Currant-Sowthistle aphid, Pea aphid.
  • Borders: Virus pressure remained Low. No Peach-Potato aphids found. Potato aphids were found at 1 sites. Another potato colonising aphid, Glasshouse and Potato aphid, was found at 1 site. Other potato virus vectors present: Rose-Grain aphid, Black-Bean aphid (a good vector of PVA), Grain aphid, Leaf-Curling Plum aphid.
  • Northern England: Virus pressure rose to Moderate. Peach-Potato aphids were found at 3 sites. Potato aphids were recorded at 4 sites.  Other potato virus vectors present: Black-Bean aphid (a good vector of PVA), Leaf-Curling Plum aphid, Willow-Carrot aphid, Rose-Grain aphid, Pea aphid, Grain aphid, Currant-Sowthistle aphid, Cabbage aphid.
  • Midlands: Virus pressure remained Moderate. Peach-Potato aphids were found at 1 site. No Potato aphids were recorded. Other potato virus vectors present: Willow-Carrot aphid, Leaf-Curling Plum aphid, Rose-Grain aphid, Pea aphid and Black-Bean aphid (a good vector of PVA), Cabbage aphid, Bird Cherry-Oat aphid.
  • East Anglia: Virus pressure remained Low. Peach-Potato aphid was found at 1 site, Potato aphids were found at 1 site. Other potato virus vectors present: Black-Bean aphid (a good vector of PVA), Grain aphid, Pea aphid.
  • South-West: Virus pressure remained Low. No Peach-Potato aphids or Potato aphids were found. Other potato virus vectors present: Willow-Carrot aphid, Cabbage aphid, Pea aphid, Black-Bean aphid (a good vector of PVA).

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We have received a total of 735 samples so far in 2021.

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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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