The wheat midge, scientifically known as Sitodiplosis mosellana, is found in most areas around the world wherever wheat is grown. It’s caused significant damage to Alberta wheat crops in recent years.

All wheat varieties are currently susceptible to wheat midge, but some are more seriously affected than others.

For more information, read the Wheat Midge factsheet (PDF, 774 KB)

Survey maps

Wheat Midge Survey Results Map


Identifying and Scouting for Wheat Midge in Alberta

Wheat Midge Trap Setup


Crop insects