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NMW; ♀; 'West Indies, Cavoui, Trinidad'; Date: 19.ii.86
i14743

NMW; ♀; 'West Indies, Cavoui, Trinidad'; Date: 19.ii.86
i14744

NMW; ♀; 'West Indies, Cavoui, Trinidad'; Date: 19.ii.86
NMW Image No. i14743

Tagosodes orizicolus (Muir)

Fulgoroidea : Delphacidae
Diseases Transmitted
Rice hoja blanca virus Tenuivirus Virus

Described as Sogata orizicola Muir. It has also been known as Sogata brazilensis Muir. Some publications also, erroneously, use the spelling 'oryzicola'. Asche and Wilson (1990) observe that the species presently known as S. orizicola may consist of several closely related species found in South America. Further work is necessary.
(Wilson & Claridge 1991)

Distribution Map
(simplified continental distribution)
Geographical Distribution:
North America, South America

Recorded Distribution(s):
Southern USA, Mexico, South and Central America, Caribbean.

Tagosodes orizicolus (Muir)
Diseases Transmitted Pathogen Type
Rice hoja blanca virus Tenuivirus Virus
Crops Affected by Tagosodes orizicolus (Muir)
Rice Citrus Carrot
Barley Apple Tomato
Maize (Corn) Pear Potato
Sugarcane Elm Strawberry
Wheat Palms Rubus
Sorghum Grapevine Papaya
Other (grasses/cereals) Ornamentals Peach

Well-known vector of hoja blanca virus of rice in South and Central America where 50% of the yield may be lost to this disease (King and Saunders, 1984). These authors record the host plants as rice, Echinochloa and other Gramineae. Gomez Sousa and Meneses Carbonell (1982) have studied the biology of T. orizicolus in Cuba.
(Wilson & Claridge 1991)

Identification Plates
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Plate 1
Species Description

Colour:
Yellow-brown overall; the females paler, with a yellow dorsal stripe.

Species Diagnosis

The male genitalia are distinctive.

(Wilson & Claridge 1991)

Ecology

Host Plant Activity Period (Months) Dormancy Generations
- -
Eggs -
Nymphs -
Adult -
One per year -
Continuous -
Variable -
Tagosodes orizicolus (Muir)

Higher taxonomy

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Superfamily Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Fulgoromorpha
Fulgoroidea Delphacidae
Tagosodes orizicolus (Muir)
References
Wilson, M.R. & Claridge, M.F. 1991. Handbook for the identification of leafhoppers and planthoppers of rice. CABI, Wallingford.
Record last updated - 22/10/2010