Aphrodes albifrons (L)Membracoidea : Cicadellidae
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The species has been incriminated as a vector of clover phyllody in the Netherlands (Evenhuis 1958) . This has not been confirmed and there are no data giving details of the transmission experiments. It is therefore considered here as a species of incidental importance.
Small, robust species. Length of male 3.35 mm., female 4.45 mm.
General color light brown to dark brown. Crown and pronotum uniformly dark brown; elytra with brown transverse bands in male, unicolorous in female.
Pygofer in lateral aspect slightly wider than long, caudal margin with distinct elongate process arising from middle of caudal margin and projecting ventrably, apex of process recurved apically, short triangular process on middle of caudal submargin; aedeagus in lateral aspect recurved, shaft tubelike, slightly expanded mediably, Sharpby attenuated apically; aedeagal shaft with pair of lateral spines medially and another pair subapically; gonopore medial on ventral surface of shaft; style in dorsal aspect with apical half curved laterally, coarsely rugubose on apical half along inner margin; female seventh sternum in ventral aspect with caudab margin truncate and slightly notched at middle (fig. 17).
From bicincta, to which it is similar, albifrons can be separated by the aedeagus with paired processes near the apex of the shaft and the smaller gonopore situated near midlength of the shaft.
|Nielson, M. W. 1968b. The leafhopper vectors of phytopathogenic viruses (Homoptera, Cicadellidae). Taxonomy, biology and virus transmission. United States Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin . 1382 386 pp.|