Invasive Russian Wheat Aphid Can Hybridize Native Western Wheat Aphid

Russian wheat aphid

By Ed Ricciuti As scientists fight to keep a step ahead of an invasive aphid that can genetically reinvent itself to penetrate the defenses of wheat varieties designed to resist it, they are following advice from the ancient Chinese military theorist Sun Tzu: Know your enemy. Since the 1980s, the Russian wheat aphid (Diuraphis noxia) […]

New Invasive Aphid Pest Found in Albuquerque Area

Tessa Grasswitz, a New Mexico State University entomologist, has found a new aphid pest in the Albuquerque area. “The pest, Sipha maydis, is widely distributed in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and parts of Africa, but in North America has previously only been intercepted in California in 2007, in a glasshouse in Georgia in 2012, […]