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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday September 26 2017 25 Backyard Critters Destructive aphids Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk Mike Bowie is an ecologist who specialises in entomology (insects and other invertebrates). Each week he introduces a new species found in his backyard at Lincoln. His column aims to raise public awareness of biodiversity, the variety of living things around us THE CABBAGE aphid brevicoryne brassicae is a greyish-white species that is a pest of brassica species, including cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower. The powdery appearance is a waxy substance produced by the aphid which contains a strong mustard oil chemical to ward off predators. The aphid species is 2-2.5mm long and adults can be winged or wingless. They are native to Europe but are now found around the world. Cabbage aphids can go through at least 15 generations per year and a single aphid can produce 25 nymphs that can reach large numbers very quickly in summer. DEATHLY: Cabbage aphids suck plant juices which causes leaves to curl and turn yellow and plants to wilt. (Below) A wasp can inject an egg into the aphids turning them into brown, spherical aphid mummies. The aphids suck plant juices, which causes leaves to curl and turn yellow and the plant wilts. Cabbage aphids can be vectors for viruses, such as turnip mosaic virus, which can reduce crop yield and cause plant death. A significant biological control agent of this species is a small (2mm long) parasitoid wasp that injects an egg into the aphids where it develops creating brown, spherical aphid mummies. HELPING OTHERS: Lincoln resident Paula Morgan with Matautu Gagaifo Primary School’s year 8 class in Samoa. Samoan holiday leads to Lincoln Rotary aiding school THE ROTARY Club of Lincoln doesn’t just help the district’s community. It is also enthusiastic about giving a helping hand to other nations. Its “backyard” of South Pacific islands is on the top of the list. For example, a recent trip to Samoa by club member Gavin Morgan and his wife Paula provided an opportunity to help. The couple stayed at the Return to Paradise Resort in the village of Matautu Lefaga. During a guided tour of the village and Matautu Gagaifo Primary School, Mr Morgan asked if there was anything the club could help the school with. He found out it was in bad need of teaching material, specifically computers to provide visual aids to the children. On returning to New Zealand, Mr Morgan approached one of his friends, Canned Computers Company owner Ross Burgess. Mr Burgess donated six reconditioned laptops to the cause. Other members of the club gave donations of stationery or helped with the freight cost. Mr Morgan said about $1500 in goods was sent over to the school and the village community. •For more information, phone Michael Coleman on 021 204 3024 H ORNBY WORKINGMEN’S CLUB LET US ENTERTAIN YOU! WESTVIEW LOUNGE THIS SATURDAY, 4.30PM: DES NEWTON THIS SATURDAY, 8PM: DRAMA QUEENS SPORTS HALL THIS SATURDAY, 8PM ANOTHER GREAT VARIETY TRIBUTE SHOW All proceeds (after costs) to Polio Plus organised by the Rotary Club of Avonhead Starring local artists: KEVIN KEARNS; BRIAN SKINNER; TONY GREGORY-HUNT; BARRY CROFT; GEORGE TANNER; CHRISSI WILLIAMS; RAY HARRIS; NEVILLE WILKINS & THE VISCOUNTS; and THE PISTONS TICKETS $15 UNBEATABLE FAMILY DINING Chalmers Restaurant CHALMERS FAMOUS SUNDAY BUFFET DINNER Friday Saturday Sunday BUFFET LUNCH Every Sunday 12pm - 2pm IT’S THE CHERRY ON TOP! FREE DESSERT FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS ENJOY OUR EXTENSIVE CARVERY BETWEEN 5.30PM & 6.30PM PRICED AT ONLY $22.50 PER PERSON AND DESSERT’S ON US! LUNCH | 12PM-2PM | $25 DINNER | 5PM-8PM | $27 CELEBRATE THAT SPECIAL OCCASION WITH US! GROUPS WELCOME BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Club CAFE OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER Gluten Free & Vegetarian options The Hornby Club | ph 03 349 9026 |17 Carmen Rd | Hornby www.hornbywmc.co.nz | Members, guests & affiliates welcome NEED MORE SPACE OR AN ExtRA ROOM? HIre IdeAl For • sleepouts • Offices • Meeting rooms • site sheds • storage • retail spaces • lunch rooms An InsulAted PortAble buIldIng! For HIre Come & see our selection! 656 Wairakei rd - opposite golf course Phone Jim 03 357 2950 Mobile 027 931 2884 www.russleyportables.co.nz