S. maydis, currently without a common name, feeds primarily on more mature grasses and causes yellowing or chlorosis of the plant leaves. It is also a vector for barley yellow dwarf virus, a destructive disease of small grain crops.
|common wheat (Triticum aestivum) by Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org|
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