Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Diuraphis noxia

Diuraphis noxia (Mordvilko in Kurdjumov, 1913)

russian wheat aphid

on Poaceae

Diuraphis noxia colony

colony © Phil Sloderbeck, Kansas State University,

Diuraphis noxia aptera

the dorsal appendage is well visible here ©


The aphids live in large populations at the upper side of the leaf disc, mainly at the base.
They occupy the highest leaves, that roll inwards lengthwise; this causes the leaves to stand out stiffly, rather than to droop. Occupied leaves display striking yellow length lines.
A striking character of this species is the possession of a second median terminal appendage, right above the cauda.

host plants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Agropyron; Andropogon; Anisantha madritensis; Avena; Bromus; Dactylis glomerata; Elymus; Hordeum murinum, vulgare; Lolium; Phalaris; Phleum; Secale; Triticum aestivum.


Holcaphis noxius.

parasitoids, predators

Aphidius ervi.


Important pest in cereal production.


Blackman & Eastop (2017), Barjadze, Japoshvili, Karaca & Özdemir (2014a), Buhr (1964b), Heie (1992a), Kos, Tomanović, Rojht & Trdan (2009a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Nicholas (2011a), Nicholas, Puterka & Goperenko (2015a), Nieto Nafría & de Benito Dorrego (1976a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1982a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Seco Fernández, Mier Durante, Blaso Zumeta & Nieto Nafrîa (1998a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998b), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 22.v.2022