Proutista moesta (Westwood)

Basionym: Derbe moesta Westwood, 1851
Published in: Walker, F. (1852). List of the specimens of Homopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. 4: 1119-1188.




Derbe moesta Westwood, 1851
Phenice moesta (Westwood, 1851)
Thracia albipes Walker, 1870
Assamia dentata Buckton, 1896
Phenice maculosa Krüger, 1897
Proutista maculosa (Krüger, 1897)
Derbe downesii Westwood, 1903

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Worldwide Distribution

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Vector Status

Plant Diseases


Singh, V., Baitha, A., Sinha, O.K. 2002. Transmission of grassy shoot disease of sugarcane by a leafhopper (Deltocephalus ulgaris Dash & Viraktamath). Indian journal of sugarcane technology, 17: 1-2

Ponnamma, KN., Solomon, J.J. 1998. Yellow leaf disease of Areca palms – critical studies on transmission with the vector, Proutista moesta Westwood (Homoptera; Derbidae). Journal of Plantation Crops, 26: 75-76

Rishi, N., Chen, C.T. 1989. Grassy shoot and white leaf diseases. In: Diseases of Sugarcane: Major Diseases, ed. C Ricaud, BT Egan, AG Gillepsie Jr, CG Hughes, pp. 289--300. Amsterdam: Elsevier

Rajan, P. 2011. Transmission of coconut root (wilt) disease through plant hopper, Proutista moesta Westwood (Homoptera: Derbidae). Pest Management In Horticultural Ecosystems, 17: 1–5

* Citations of Phytoplasma occurrance in Proutista moesta (Westwood) 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.


Derbidae Fulgoroidea Proutista

Proutista moesta (Westwood): Wilson M. R. & Turner J. A. 2021. Insect Vectors of Plant Disease. Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. Available online at [ Accessed:  29/09/2023 ].
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