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NMW.Z.2009.018; Male; Det. P. M. Pavett; 'ENG. S. Devon VC3 Prawle Point SX.780355'; Coll.: P. M. Pavett; Date: 9.vii.2001
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NMW.Z.2009.018; Male; Det. P. M. Pavett; 'ENG. S. Devon VC3 Prawle Point SX.780355'; Coll.: P. M. Pavett; Date: 9.vii.2001
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NMW.Z.2009.018; Male; Det. P. M. Pavett; 'ENG. S. Devon VC3 Prawle Point SX.780355'; Coll.: P. M. Pavett; Date: 9.vii.2001
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NMW.Z.2009.018; Female; Det. P. M. Pavett; 'ENG. S. Devon VC3 Prawle Point SX.780355'; Coll.: P. M. Pavett; Date: 9.vii.2001
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NMW.Z.2009.018; Female; Det. P. M. Pavett; 'Wales: Glam. VC 41 Abercwmboi SO.034998'; Coll.: P. M. Pavett; Date: 25.viii.2001
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NMW.Z.2009.018; Female; Det. P. M. Pavett; 'Wales: Glam. VC 41 Abercwmboi SO.034998'; Coll.: P. M. Pavett; Date: 25.viii.2001
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NMW.Z.2009.018; Male; Det. P. M. Pavett; 'Wales: Glam. VC 41Horton SS.485855'; Coll.: P. M. Pavett; Date: 7.v.2001
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NMW.Z.2009.018; Male; Det. P. M. Pavett; 'ENG. S. Devon VC3 Prawle Point SX.780355'; Coll.: P. M. Pavett; Date: 9.vii.2001
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Aphrodes albifrons (L)

Membracoidea : Cicadellidae
Diseases Transmitted

Distribution Map
(simplified continental distribution)
Geographical Distribution:

Recorded Distribution(s):
The exact distribution of this species is not yet known. As pointed out by Beirne in 1954 (57), records of this species in North America probably refer to fiavostrigata and other species. True albifrons occurs in Europe and its range eastward into Asia has not been clarified. Specimens from Germany have been examined. (Nielson, 1968)

Aphrodes albifrons (L)
Diseases Transmitted Pathogen Type
Crops Affected by Aphrodes albifrons (L)
Rice Citrus Carrot
Barley Apple Tomato
Maize (Corn) Pear Potato
Sugarcane Elm Strawberry
Wheat Palms Rubus
Sorghum Grapevine Papaya
Other (grasses/cereals) Ornamentals Peach

The species has been incriminated as a vector of clover phyllody in the Netherlands (Evenhuis 1958) [244]. 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.
(Nielson 1968)

Identification Plates
Aphrodes albifrons


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Species Description

Length:
Small, robust species. Length of male 3.35 mm., female 4.45 mm.

Colour:
General color light brown to dark brown. Crown and pronotum uniformly dark brown; elytra with brown transverse bands in male, unicolorous in female.

Genitalia:
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).

Species Diagnosis

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 1968)

Ecology

Host Plant Activity Period (Months) Dormancy Generations
- -
Eggs -
Nymphs -
Adult -
One per year -
Continuous -
Variable -
Aphrodes albifrons (L)

Higher taxonomy

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Superfamily Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Cicadamorpha
Membracoidea Cicadellidae
Subfamily: Aphrodinae
Aphrodes albifrons (L)
References
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.
Record last updated - 25/09/2019