Sunn pest - Eurygaster integriceps
Effective: April 22, 2016
Hemiptera : Scutelleridae
Pest Code (NAPIS):
This pest is a member of the following lists:
These Approved Methods are appropriate for:
2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
Major Hosts identified in the Host Matrix:
This list includes important economic or environmental hosts but does not represent all major hosts of the pest. Check CAPS pest datasheet for complete list of hosts.
Human and Animal Pathogens Transmitted:
Not known to transmit any human or animal pathogens.
Plant Pathogens and Organisms Vectored:
Not known to vector any pathogens or other associated organisms.
Morphological. Eurygaster nymphs lack distinguishing morphological characteristics and must be reared to adult to identify to species. Adults can be distinguished from other congeners based on morphological differences described in Ali and Khidhir (2016) including body size, the groove pattern on the clypeus, and the curve of the prothorax. The male genitalia is also a key character. See CPHST Pest datasheet for reference.
Eurygaster integriceps is difficult to distinguish from two congeners, E. maura and E. austriaca, without dissection. Neither species is known to occur in the United States. Images and diagnostic characters for E. maura and E. austriaca are available on the Pest and Disease Image Library (PaDIL) website (http://www.padil.gov.au/).
There are five Eurygaster species present in North America: E. amerinda, E. alternata, E. minidoka, E. paderewskii, and E. shoshone. None of these species are pests of wheat.