Sipha (Rungsia) maydis Passerini 1860

Halbert, Susan E., Miller, Gary L. & Ames, Lisa M., 2013, The genus Sipha Passerini (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in North America, Insecta Mundi 2013 (326), pp. 1-6: 3

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5178363

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:17F95C04-FA0A-4237-BA90-DF714EE17EBE

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5189506

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/064F87DB-FFEC-FFF2-FF63-FBDBFB64FA04

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Sipha (Rungsia) maydis Passerini 1860
status

 

Sipha (Rungsia) maydis Passerini 1860   ( Fig. 12–15 View Figures 10-17. 1 )

This species is known to be a pest of cereal crops, particularly in drier/warmer climates. It is reported to be a vector of the BYD virus complex ( El Yamani and Hill 1991) and can cause direct feeding damage ( Fig 12 – 13 View Figures 10-17. 1 ). It is reported throughout the Mediterranean region, into Central and South Asia, South Africa, and South America (Blackman and Eastop 2000, 2006; Corrales et al. 2007). This species is recognized easily by its black color and completely sclerotized dorsum.

This species was discovered in North America in California in 2007 ( Sorensen 2007). It was found in Georgia in November 2012 on wheat in a greenhouse (observation by LMA, FSCA# E2012-9123). Sipha maydis   also has been intercepted at the Florida Agricultural Interdiction Stations as phoretic alatae on lettuce from California in 2011 and 2012 (FSCA#s E2011-5477, E2012-3133, E2012-3195). The New World and African records indicate that this species probably moves readily in commerce.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aphididae

Genus

Sipha