Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Sipha flava

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), Retana Salazar, Sánchez Monge & Rodríguez Arrieta (2013a).

Last modified 23.iii.2021