Print
Species Account


NMW; 'Irri Farm 14 10’N, 121 15’E 4Km E. Los Banos, Laguna Prov. PHILIP.'; Date: 12-2-1980
i14817

NMW; 'Irri Farm 14 10’N, 121 15’E 4Km E. Los Banos, Laguna Prov. PHILIP.'; Date: 12-2-1980
i14818

NMW; 'Irri Farm 14 10’N, 121 15’E 4Km E. Los Banos, Laguna Prov. PHILIP.'; Date: 12-2-1980
NMW Image No. i14817

Sogatella kolophon

Fulgoroidea : Delphacidae
Diseases Transmitted
digitaria striate disease 16Sr Virus

Described as Delphax kolophon Kirkaldy. Asche and Wilson (1990) record the following other names used for this species: Sogatella kolophon atlantica Fennah, Opiconsiva insularis Distant, Sogata meridiana Beamer, Sogatella chenhea Kuoh, Opiconsiva derelicta Distant, Delphacodes elegantissima Ishihara, and Sogatella nebris Fennah.
(Wilson & Claridge 1991)

Distribution Map
(simplified continental distribution)
Geographical Distribution:
Australasia & Oceania

Recorded Distribution(s):
Widely distributed in Australia, the Oriental region, the Pacific, the Ethiopian region, the Atlantic islands, the New World and the eastern Palaearctic. It is most commonly found in the tropics. For detail see Asche and Wilson (1990).

Sogatella kolophon
Diseases Transmitted Pathogen Type
digitaria striate disease 16Sr Virus
Crops Affected by Sogatella kolophon
Rice Citrus Carrot
Barley Apple Tomato
Maize (Corn) Pear Potato
Sugarcane Elm Strawberry
Wheat Palms Rubus
Sorghum Grapevine Papaya
Other (grasses/cereals) Ornamentals Peach

Not yet recorded as a pest of rice but frequently recorded on the crop as well as on other grasses. Recorded as the vector of Digitaria striate virus in Australia (Greber, 1979).
(Wilson & Claridge 1991)

Identification Plates
Sogatella kolophon


Under Development


Under Development


Under Development


Under Development


Under Development


Under Development


Under Development


Under Development


Under Development

Plate 1
Species Description

Colour:
Small and slender in general appearance. Coloration light yellow to pale stramineous; males with yellow face and genae, in some specimens a small brown or red spot around or below the ocelli and a brown mark in the lower half of the frons (Fig. 3.55); forewings hyaline, in apical half with a grey or light brown suffusion of varying extent (Fig. 3.56).

Genitalia:
Male genitalia: laterodorsal angles of the genital segment slightly produced, mostly bent mediad; outer apical angle of the parameres strongly produced, more or less continuously tapering to its apex, in some specimens slightly sinuate, not distinctly dilated in middle part; inner angle of parameres relatively short and stout; apical margin of parameres shallowly concave. Aedeagus comparatively short, sinuate, apically not acutely tapering, tip in most specimens blunt, left row with 15-22 teeth, right row with 5-8 teeth.

Species Diagnosis

S. kolophon can be separated from all other species of the genus by a combination of characters such as coloration of head and wings (it is the only species with light genae in males), the shape of the parameres and the apically blunt aedeagus.

(Wilson & Claridge 1991)

Ecology

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

Higher taxonomy

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Superfamily Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Fulgoromorpha
Fulgoroidea Delphacidae
Sogatella kolophon
References
Wilson, M.R. & Claridge, M.F. 1991. Handbook for the identification of leafhoppers and planthoppers of rice. CABI, Wallingford.
Record last updated - 22/10/2010