Yellow Sugarcane Aphid Detected in Continental Europe

23 febrero 2015

Yellow sugarcane aphid has been discovered in Tarragona and Girona (NE Spain), which probably arrived from Northern Africa, researchers report. The yellow sugarcane aphid feeds on plants from the grass family. To date it is unknown to what extent the aphid could represent a threat to European crops of this kind, such as rice and corn. Therefore the authors of a new report recommend to create a European distribution map of this species and to evaluate its potential pest behavior.