Diuraphis noxia (Kurdjumov) (CABI)
Russian wheat aphid (RWA)
Eurasia (Shufran et al. 2007)
First discovered in Texas in 1986 (Michaud and Sloderbeck 2005)
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
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.
CABI. Invasive Species Compendium. Diuraphis noxia. CAB International. [Accessed Feb 19, 2015].
Michaud, J.P., and P.E. Sloderbeck. 2005. Russian Wheat Aphid: An Introduced Pest of Small Grains in the High Plains (PDF | 326 KB) Kansas State University, Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service. MF-2666.
Shufran, K.A., L.R. Kirkman, and G.J. Puterka. 2007. Absence of mitochondrial DNA sequence variation in Russian wheat aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) populations consistent with a single introduction into the United States. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 80(4):319-326.