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PPMN Insect of the week June 12


Insect of the Week (June 12) – Wheat Midge

Wheat midge – larva Photo: Mike Dolinski,

Posted: 12 Jun 2017 08:24 AM PDT

This week’s Insect of the Week is the wheat midge. Larvae feed on the surface of developing wheat kernels in spring and winter wheat, durum wheat, triticale and occasionally spring rye. Damage includes aborted, shrivelled, misshapen, cracked, or scared kernels. This lowers grain yield, quality and grade.

For more information on the wheat midge, visit our Insect of the Week page.