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Coelidia indica

Membracoidea : Cicadellidae
Diseases Transmitted
Sandal spike 16Sr Phytoplasma

Distribution Map
(simplified continental distribution)
Geographical Distribution:

Recorded Distribution(s):
This species occurs in many parts of India and has been reported from Burma and Tenasserim (Distant 1917) [204].
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(Nielson, 1968)

Coelidia indica
Diseases Transmitted Pathogen Type
Sandal spike 16Sr Phytoplasma
Crops Affected by Coelidia indica
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 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.
(Nielson 1968)

This species is considered an important vector in the natural spread of this virus of sandal in India.


(Nielson 1968)

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Species Description

Species Diagnosis

Ecology

Host Plant Activity Period (Months) Dormancy Generations
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Eggs -
Nymphs -
Adult -
One per year -
Continuous -
Variable -
Coelidia indica

Higher taxonomy

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Superfamily Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Cicadamorpha
Membracoidea Cicadellidae
Subfamily: Coelidiinae
Coelidia indica
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