Insects Russian Wheat Aphid

Russian wheat aphid

Russian Wheat Aphid
Diuraphis noxia (Mordvilko)

This aphid is pale green and up to 2 mm long. Cornicles are very short, rounded, and appear to be lacking. There is an appendage above the cauda giving the aphid the appearance of having two tails. The saliva of this aphid is toxic to the plant and causes whitish striping on cereal leaves. Feeding by this aphid will also cause the flag leaf to turn white and curl around the head causing incomplete head emergence. Host plants: cereals, grasses, wheatgrasses.