Oncometopia nigricans Walker 1851b: 783

Black-winged sharpshooter

Published in: Walker, F.A. (1851b) List of the specimens of homopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part III. London: Edward Newman, Vol. 3, 637–907.

Description & Identification

Large, robust species. male 10.8—11.6 mm., female 11.8—12.2 mm. (Nielson, 1968)General color deep tan to black. Crown and pronotum deep tan to black with dark reticulations; elytra bluish to black, veins brown to black. (Nielson, 1968)Pygofer in lateral aspect about as long as wide, caudal margin broadly convex, ventral margin with short spine arising from base and extending posteriorly; aedeagus in lateral aspect with prominent, curved elongate spine arising ventrally; aedeagal shaft recurved, narrow basally with sides parallel and somewhat truncate apically, pair of processes arising laterally from each side of ventral base in dorsal aspect and single process arising from middle of aedeagal shaft in ventral aspect; style in dorsal aspect simple, bluntly truncate distally; female seventh sternum in ventral aspect with caudal margin trilobed. (Nielson, 1968)This species is similar to orbona and can be separated by the long slender process on the ventral surface of the posterior part of the aedeagal shaft.(Nielson 1968)


Biology & Ecology

Unknown. (Nielson, 1968)


Classification

Hemiptera
Auchenorrhyncha
Cicadellidae
Cicadellinae
Proconiini
Oncometopia
nigricans
Walker 1851b: 783

Synonymy

Proconia undata nigricans Walker, 1851

Common Names (full list)

Black-winged sharpshooter
Source: Catalogue of Life Checklist

Additional Images

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Worldwide Distribution

This species occurs in Florida and South America. (Nielson, 1968)

North America
South America

Distribution point data provided by GBIF.

Vector Status

Economic Crops

Citrus
Grape
Other

According to Pollard (personal communication), this species is a vector of phony peach disease virus in Georgia, where two positive cases of transmission were obtained. No details of the transmission tests are yet available, but this information may appear prior to publication of this bulletin.(Nielson 1968)The importance of this vector is not yet known.(Nielson 1968)

Plant Diseases

Bacteria

EFSA, 2019.

Pest categorisation of non-EU Cicadomorpha vectors of Xylella spp.

Bacteria

Redak et. al., 2004.

The Biology of Xylem Fluid-Feeding Insect Vectors Of Xylella fastidiosa and Their Relation to Disease Epidemiology

EFSA, 2019.

Pest categorisation of non-EU Cicadomorpha vectors of Xylella spp.

Bacteria

EFSA, 2019.

Pest categorisation of non-EU Cicadomorpha vectors of Xylella spp.

Bacteria

EFSA, 2019.

Pest categorisation of non-EU Cicadomorpha vectors of Xylella spp.


GALLERY



TAGS
Cicadellidae Cicadellinae Citrus Grape Membracoidea North America Oncometopia Other Proconiini South America Citrus Variegated Chlorosis Periwinkle wilt Pierce's disease Ragweed stunt Xylella fastidiosa
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CITATION
Oncometopia nigricans Walker 1851b: 783: Wilson M. R. & Turner J. A. 2021. Insect Vectors of Plant Disease. Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. Available online at http://insectvectors.science/vector/1854. [ Accessed:  13/04/2024 ].
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