Sipha flava (Forbes, 1885)

yellow sugarcane aphid

on grasses


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.


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.


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

mod 19.xi.2018