Coelidia indicaMembracoidea : Cicadellidae
|Diseases Transmitted||Pathogen Type|
|Sandal spike 16Sr||Phytoplasma|
|Crops Affected by Coelidia indica|
This species is a vector of sandal spike virus in India. Prior to 1941 it was considered a suspect vector of the virus along with other species of leafhoppers. Then in 1941 Rangaswami and Griffith (629) presented sufficient evidence of virus transmission from diseased to healthy sandal. Fifty percent transmission was effected. In another area of India the authors reported additional evidence of transmission, in which four of seven test plants were infected with the virus. The source of virus used in both experiments was a disease-masking sandal plant.
This species is considered an important vector in the natural spread of this virus of sandal in India.
|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.|