Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sitobion avenae

Sitobion avenae (Fabricius, 1775)

english grain aphid

on grass-like plants

Sitobion avenae: aptera on Triticum spec.

Triticum spec., UK © Bob Dransfield & Bob Brightwell, InfluentialPoints

Sitobion avenae on Avena sativa

Avena sativa, Hungary, Halászi, 17.vi.2019 © László Érsek © László Érsek

Sitobion avenae on Avena sativa

colony

Sitobion avenae on Avena sativa

aptera

Sitobion avenae on Avena sativa

aptera, ventral

Sitobion avenae on Avena sativa

larvae

Sitobion avenae on Avena sativa

alalate

Sitobion avenae on Avena fatua

Avena fatua, Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár, 9.vi.2015 © László Érsek

Sitobion avenae on Hordeum vulgare

Hordeum vulgare, Hungary, Levél, 10.vi.2015 © László Érsek

parasite

Apterae 1-3 mm, mainly on the upper leaves and on the inflorescence / ear.

host plants

Poaceae, Cyperaceae, Juncaceae, narrowly polyphagous

Aegilops geniculata; “Agropyron”; Agrostis canina, capillaris, stolonifera; Alopecurus arundinaceus, pratensis; Anisantha madritensis, sterilis; Anthoxanthum odoratum; Apera spica-venti; Arrhenatherum elatius; Asphodelus fistulosus; Avena barbata, fatua, sativa, sterilis; Brachypodium sylvaticum; Briza media; Bromopsis erecta, inermis; Bromus commutatus; Calamagrostis arundinacea, epigeios, pseudophragmites; Carex pilosa, sylvatica; Cynosurus cristatus, elegans; Dactylis glomerata; Deschampsia cespitosa; Drymochloa drymeja; Echinochloa crus-galli; Elytrigia intermedia, repens; Festuca heterophylla, nigrescens, ovina, pallens; Glyceria notata; Holcus lanatus; Hordeum murinum, vulgare; Juncus bufonius, effusus, maritimus; Lagurus; Leucopoa carpatica; Lolium multiflorum, perenne; Luzula alpinopilosa, luzuloides, pilosa; Melica transsilvanica, uniflora; Milium effusum; Molinia caerulea; Ochlopoa annua; Oryza sativa; Panicum repens; Phalaris canariensis; Phleum alpinum phleoides, pratense; Piptatherum miliaceum; Poa alpina, chaixii, compressa, molinerii, nemoralis, pratensis, trivialis; Schedonorus giganteus, pratensis; Secale cereale; Sesleria caerulea; Setaria pumila; Sorghum halepense; Stipa capillata; Triticum aestivum.

But sometimes as well:
Allium ampeloprasum; Amaranthus; Asparagus; Capsella bursa-pastoris; Hylotelephium maximum; Polygonum aviculare; Spergula arvensis; Typha angustifolia, latifolia.

synonyms

Macrosiphum, Sitobium avenae; Sitobium granarium Kirby, 1798.

parasitoids, predators

Aphidius ervi.

references

Aguirre-Segura, Pascual & Cueto (1993a), Blackman & Eastop (2017), Börner & Franz (1956a), Buga & Stekolshchikov (2012a), Buhr (1964b, 1965a), Dauphin &Aniotsbehere (1997a), Durak, Durak & Borowiak-Sobkowiak (0000a), González Funes & Michelena Saval (1988b), Hellrigl (2004a), Kos, Tomanović, Rojht & Trdan (2009a), Lampel (1988a), Lampel & Meier (2007a), Mier Durante & Nieto Nafría (1983a), Mier Durante, Seco Fernández & Nieto Nafría (1989a), Mifsud, Mangion, Azzopardi ao (2011a), Müller (1986a), Nieto Nafría & de Benito Dorrego (1976a), Nieto Nafría & Mier Durante (1982a, 1983a), Nieto Nafría, Muñoz Martínez & Mier Durante (1987a), Pérez Hidalgo, Martínez Peláez & Nieto Nafría (2001a), Petrović (1998a), Piron (2021c), Roskam (2019a), Seco Fernández, Mier Durante, Blaso Zumeta & Nieto Nafrîa (1998a), Suay Cano & González Funes (1998b), Tambs-Lyche (1968a), Weis (1955a), Wetzel, Skuhravý, Camprag, ao (1984a), Wojciechowski, Depa, Halgoš ao (2016a).

Last modified 22.v.2022