Macrosteles striifrons Anufriev 1968c: 559


Published in: Anufriev, G.A. (1968c) New and little known species of leafhoppers of the genus Macrosteles (Homoptera-Auchenorrhyncha) from the Soviet Far East. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 47, 555–562.

Described as Macrosteles striifrons Anufriev. It has also been known as Macrosteles orientalis Vilbaste. Records of this species in the Far East have been given previously as M. fascifrons.(Wilson & Claridge 1991)

Description & Identification

General coloration yellow to yellowish green, sometimes with smoky tint on forewings. Vertex with anterior spots divided into 2 transverse streaks, median spots often confluent with lateral spots, or sometimes absent.(Nielson, 1968)Male genitalia (Figs 3.329-3.330): Aedeagal shaft gently extending laterally at middle, often with microspines on shaft, apical processes crossed and bent basally, directed downwards reaching to middle of shaft or slightly beyond. (Nielson, 1968)


Classification

Hemiptera
Auchenorrhyncha
Cicadellidae
Deltocephalinae
Macrostelini
Macrosteles
striifrons
Anufriev 1968c: 559

Synonymy

Macrosteles orientalis Vilbaste, 1968
Macrosteles striifrons Anufriev, 1968
Macrosteles plicativus Dubovsky, 1970
Macrosteles serrata Dai, Li & Xing, 2011

Worldwide Distribution

Common in East Asia: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and USSR but also found in Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Asia

Distribution point data provided by GBIF.

Vector Status

Economic Crops

Rice
Grasses/Cereals

M. striifrons has been found on a wide variety of grasses and is noted as a pest of rice in Korea and China.(Wilson & Claridge 1991)

Plant Diseases

Phytoplasmas

Kato, S., Iwanami, S., Tezuka, N. 1989. Occurrence and host range of anemone (Anemone coronaria L.) witches' broom in Shizuoka Prefecture. Japanese Journal of Phytopathology, 55(1): 64-66

Okuda, S., Prince, J.P., Davis, R.E., Dally, E.L., Lee, I.-M. 1997. Two groups of phytoplasmas from Japan distinguished on the basis of amplification and restriction analysis of 16S rDNA. Plant Disease, 81: 301-305

Shiomi, T., Sugiura, M. 1984. Differences among Macrosteles orientalis-transmitted MLO, potato purple-top wilt MLO in Japan and aster yellows MLO from USA. Annals of the Phytopathological Society of Japan, 50: 455-460

Shiomi, T., Sugiura, M. 1984. Differences among Macrosteles orientalis-transmitted MLO, potato purple-top wilt MLO in Japan and aster yellows MLO from USA. Annals of the Phytopathological Society of Japan, 50: 455-460

Kato, S., Shiomi, T., Wakibe, H., Iwanami, S. 1988. Tomato yellows transmitted by the leafhopper vector, Macrosteles orientalis Virbaste. Japanese Journal of Phytopathology, 54: 220–223

Hanbonsoong, Y., Ritthison, W., Choosai, C., Sirithorn, P. 2006. Transmission of sugarcane white leaf phytoplasma by Yamatotettix flavovittatus, a new leafhopper vector. Journal of Economic Entomology, 99(5): 1531-1537

* Citations of Phytoplasma occurrance in Macrosteles striifrons Anufriev 1968c: 559 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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Asia Cicadellidae Deltocephalinae Grasses/Cereals Macrosteles Macrostelini Membracoidea Rice
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CITATION
Macrosteles striifrons Anufriev 1968c: 559 : Wilson M. R. & Turner J. A. 2021. Insect Vectors of Plant Disease. Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. Available online at http://insectvectors.science/vector/1811. [ Accessed:  04/10/2022 ].
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