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Identification: Key to Aphids Commonly Found in Small Grains, Corn and Sorghum in California

Based on the key characteristics, the aphid is likely to be

Corn leaf aphid (R. maidis)

Photo of wingless corn leaf aphid
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Photo of winged corn leaf aphid

Bottom photo courtesy of University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences

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