Sipha flava (Forbes, 1885)

yellow sugarcane aphid

on grasses

parasite

Apterae 1-2 mm, straw to bright yellow (or green at low temperatures) with dusky transverse intersegmental markings. On leaf blades, often forming large colonies, not attended by ants.

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Hyparrhenia hirta.

Outside of Europe known from many more species of Poaceae, and even Cyperaceae.

distribution within Europe

Recently found in Spain and Macaronesia.

references

Blackman & Eastop (2018), Hernández-Castellano & Pérez Hidalgo (2014a).

mod 19.xi.2018