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NMW; Male; 'Sequoia Nat For. CAl Cold Springs'; Coll.: Oman; Date: June 16 1935
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NMW; Male; 'Sequoia Nat For. CAl Cold Springs'; Coll.: Oman; Date: June 16 1935
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NMW; Male; 'Sequoia Nat For. CAl Cold Springs'; Coll.: Oman; Date: June 16 1935
NMW Image No. i14209

Pagaronia furcata Oman

Membracoidea : Cicadellidae
Diseases Transmitted

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

Recorded Distribution(s):
This species is known only from California. (Nielson, 1968)

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

This species is a vector of Pierce’s disease virus of grape in California. It was first reported as a vector of this virus by Frazier and Freitag (275) in 1946. It was not an efficient vector, although it transmitted the virus from diseased grape and alfalfa to 19 percent of healthy grape and alfalfa plants tested. These results have not been confirmed.
(Nielson 1968)

The species is regarded as an unimportant vector of Pierce’s disease virus of grape.
(Nielson 1968)

Identification Plates
Pagaronia furcata


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Species Description

Length:
Large, slender species. Length of male 8.00—8.90 mm., female 8.50—9.40 mm.
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Colour:
General color light yellow. Crown with Seven distinct black spots; pronotum yellow with three transverse spots of dark short lines; elytra yellow with orange longitudinal stripes.

Genitalia:
Pygofer in lateral aspect about 11/4 times longer than wide, caudoventral margin narrowed to convex lobe; aedeagus in lateral aspect long, narrow, curved laterally, tubelike, with pair of fine terminal processes projecting distad; style in dorsal aspect with apex narrow and curved laterally; gonopore subterminal on ventral surface of shaft; female seventh sternum in ventral aspect with truncate caudal margin, slightly notched at middle.

Species Diagnosis

From confusa, to which it is closely allied, furcata can be distinguished by the paired distal processes of the aedeagus, which are projecting distad in lateral and ventral aspects.

(Nielson 1968)

Ecology

Host Plant Activity Period (Months) Dormancy Generations
- -
Eggs -
Nymphs -
Adult -
One per year -
Continuous -
Variable -
Pagaronia furcata Oman

Higher taxonomy

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Superfamily Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Cicadamorpha
Membracoidea Cicadellidae
Subfamily: Errhorominae
Pagaronia furcata Oman
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 - 12/09/2019