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Rhopalosiphum padi (Oat aphid)

Synonyms: Aphis avenae sativae; Aphis avenae-sativae; Aphis avenaesativae; Aphis holci; Aphis padi; Aphis prunifoliae; Aphis prunifolii; Aphis pseudoavenae; Aphis uwamizusakurae; Myzus prunifoliae; Rhopalosiphum donarium; Rhopalosiphum prunifoliae; Rhopalosiphum pseudoavenae; Rhopalosiphum uwamizusakurae; Siphocoryne acericola; Siphocoryne donarium; Siphocoryne fraxinicola; Siphonaphis padi americana

Wikipedia Abstract

The Bird cherry-oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi) is an aphid in the superfamily Aphidoidea in the order Hemiptera. It is a true bug and sucks sap from plants. It is often considered as a major pest in cereals in temperate cereal crops, and particularly in some Northern European countries. It is the principal vector of many viruses including the barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV), the Cereal yellow dwarf virus–RPV, Filaree red leaf virus, Maize leaf fleck virus, and Rice giallume virus, as well as oat yellow leaf disease and the Onion yellow dwarf virus.
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Prey / Diet

Agropogon robinsonii (carpet bentgrass)[1]
Agrostis muelleriana[2]
Alopecurus geniculatus (marsh meadow-foxtail)[1]
Alopecurus pratensis (field meadow-foxtail)[1]
Anthoxanthum redolens[2]
Avena sativa (oats)[1]
Azorella robusta[2]
Brachyglottis stewartiae[2]
Chionochloa ovata[2]
Crassula moschata (Shore Stonecrop)[2]
Cynosurus cristatus (crested dogstail grass)[1]
Festuca multinodis[2]
Glyceria fluitans (water mannagrass)[1]
Holcus lanatus (common velvetgrass)[1]
Hordeum vulgare (cereal barley)[3]
Juncus articulatus (jointleaf rush)[1]
Juncus gregiflorus[2]
Leymus arenarius (sand ryegrass)[3]
Poa astonii[2]
Prunus padus (Bird Cherry)[4]
Prunus virginiana (chokecherry)[1]
Triticum aestivum (common wheat)[1]
Typha latifolia (Reedmace)[1]
Zea mays (corn)[1]


Eudioctria tibialis[5]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Ecology of Commanster
5Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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