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

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status

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Selected Resources

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Partnership

European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

International Government

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

Academic

Colorado State University Extension.
Kansas State University. Cooperative Extension Service.
University of California. Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.
Utah State University Extension.
See also: Forage and Field Insects Fact Sheets for more species

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