Cicadulina bipunctata (Melichar 1904)


Basionym: Gnathodus bipunctatus Melichar, 1904
Published in: Melichar, L. (1904a) Neue Homopteren aus Süd-Schoa, Galla und den Somal-Ländern. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 54, 25–48.

Described as Gnathodus bipunctatus Melichar. Also has been known as Cicadulina bipunctella Matsumura.(Wilson & Claridge 1991)

Description & Identification

The male genitalia are distinctive, with the form of the pygofer process diagnostic (Fig. 3.302). Female ovipositor with black tip (Fig. 3.306).(Wilson & Claridge 1991)


Classification

Hemiptera
Auchenorrhyncha
Cicadellidae
Deltocephalinae
Macrostelini
Cicadulina
bipunctata
(Melichar 1904)

Synonymy

Balclutha bipunctata (Melichar, 1904)
Cicadulina bipunctata (Melichar, 1904)
Gnathodus bipunctatus Melichar, 1904
Cicadula bipunctella Matsumura, 1908
Cicadulina bipunctella (Matsumura, 1908)
Cicadulina zeae China, 1926
Cicadulina zeal China, 1926

Additional Images

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Worldwide Distribution

The most widespread Cicadulina species, occurring from Africa to Japan, and to New Guinea and northern Australia (see Webb, 1987a, 1987b). (Wilson & Claridge, 1991)

Africa
Asia
Australasia & Oceania

Distribution point data provided by GBIF.

Vector Status

Economic Crops

Rice
Grasses/Cereals

Frequently common on rice in Asia but not recorded as a serious pest.(Wilson & Claridge 1991)

Plant Diseases

Phytoplasmas

Dakhil, H.A., Hammad, E.A.-F., El-Mohtar, C., Abou-Jawdah, Y. 2011. Survey of leafhopper species in almond orchards infected with almond witches’ broom phytoplasma in Lebanon. Journal of Insect Science, 11: 1-12

* Citations of Phytoplasma occurrance in Cicadulina bipunctata (Melichar 1904) have been exctracted from the database of Hemiptera-Phytoplasma-Plant (HPP) biological interactions worldwide (Valeria Trivellone. (2019). Hemiptera-Phytoplasma-Plant dataset (v1.2) [Data set]. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2532738).


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