Sipha (Rungsia) elegans, Del Guercio, 1905

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/064F87DB-FFEC-FFF2-FF63-FD31FEB6FB9D

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Felipe

scientific name

Sipha (Rungsia) elegans
status

 

Sipha (Rungsia) elegans   del Guercio 1905 ( Fig. 8–11 View Figures 1-9. 1 View Figures 10-17. 1 )

This is an Old World species that is well-established in the northern parts of the USA. It is common in the Pacific Northwest and can be found on various temperate grasses such as Agropyron spp.   ( Fig. 8 View Figures 1-9. 1 ) and also on wheat ( Fig. 9 View Figures 1-9. 1 ). Colonies on wheat tend to occur later in the season after the plants bolt to produce a head. Sometimes the first colonization of wheat occurs in colonies of Schizaphis graminum (Rondani)   , which causes similar necrotic damage. It is a vector of the BYD virus complex ( Jedlinski 1981). As is characteristic of the subgenus Rungsia   , the cauda is not constricted. Sipha elegans   is bright yellow in warm sunshine and olive green under cooler, more shaded conditions. It is distinguished easily from the dark brown or black S. maydis   , the only other species in the subgenus that occurs in North America.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aphididae

Genus

Sipha