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Russian Wheat Aphid

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Russian wheat aphid, adult
Scientific Name:

Diuraphis noxia (Kurdjumov) (CABI)

Common Name:

Russian wheat aphid (RWA)

Russian wheat aphid, adult; Kansas Department of Agriculture
Native To:
Date of U.S. Introduction:

First discovered in Texas in 1986 (Michaud and Sloderbeck 2005)

Means of Introduction:

Possibly arrived in wheat imported to Mexico from South Africa (Shufran et al. 2007)


Pest of wheat and barley (Shufran et al. 2007)

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status


Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Russian Wheat Aphid.


European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

International Government

New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (Australia).
South Australia Primary Industries and Regions (Australia).
Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. Agriculture and Food Division.


University of California. Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.

Kansas State University. Cooperative Extension Service.

Colorado State University Extension.

Utah State University Extension.

See also: Forage and Field Insects Fact Sheets for more species