- This insect is active from November to February.
- Damage is more in the rainfed and late sown crop.
- The yellowing of young plants is observed due to root aphids.
- In this case minute, yellowish-brown aphids may be present near the base or on the roots of the plant.
- Aphids also vector a viral disease name barley yellow dwarf virus (BYD). The yield of infected wheat plants can be reduced by 50%