Hishimonoides phycitis (Distant 1908g: 363 )


Biology & Ecology

Unknown. In 1939, Thomas and Krishnaswami (784) found abundant populations in brinjal fields in Coimbatore, India (Nielson, 1968)


Classification

Hemiptera
Auchenorrhyncha
Cicadellidae
Deltocephalinae
Opsiini
Hishimonoides
phycitis
(Distant 1908g: 363 )

Worldwide Distribution

It is known only from India. (Nielson, 1968)

Asia
Middle East

Distribution point data provided by GBIF.

Vector Status

Economic Crops

Tomato

This species is a vector of little leaf virus of brinjal (eggplant). Thomas and Krishnaswami (784) were first to report transmission of this virus in 1939 by a species determined as 'Eutettix phycitis Distant.” Transmission was effected to 14 of 27 healthy brinjal plants (Solanum melongena L.) after feeding on diseased plants for 24 hours and healthy plants for 6 days. Host range of the virus included Datura fastuosa L., tomato, tobacco, and wild brinjal (S. xanthocarpum Schrad. & Wendl. and S. trilobatum L.), all infected by raft transmission.(Nielson 1968)The importance of this species in the natural spread of this virus is uncertain.(Nielson 1968)

Plant Diseases


GALLERY



TAGS
Asia Cicadellidae Deltocephalinae Hishimonoides Membracoidea Middle East Opsiini Tomato
RESOURCES

CITATION
Hishimonoides phycitis (Distant 1908g: 363 ): Wilson M. R. & Turner J. A. 2021. Insect Vectors of Plant Disease. Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. Available online at http://insectvectors.science/vector/1771. [ Accessed:  04/10/2022 ].
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