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Gyponana lamina DeLong

Membracoidea : Cicadellidae
Diseases Transmitted
Eastern X-disease 16SrIII-A Phytoplasma

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

Recorded Distribution(s):
This species is apparently restricted to several States in the central and northeastern region of the United States. DeLong and Freytag (1964) reported it from Ohio, Michigan, and Missouri. Specimens were examined from New York. (Neilson, 1968)

Gyponana lamina DeLong
Diseases Transmitted Pathogen Type
Eastern X-disease 16SrIII-A Phytoplasma
Crops Affected by Gyponana lamina DeLong
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 eastern X-disease virus of peach in New York. It was first reported as a vector by Gilmer and McEwen (315) in 1958 under the name “Gyponana striata (Burmeister).“ Transmission of this virus was effected from diseased chokecherry to healthy seedlings of periwinkle. The virus acquisition feeding period was 5 to 10 days and the transmission feeding period 25 days. Transmission was confirmed (Gilmer, personal communication) by transmitting the virus from diseased chokecherry to healthy chokecherry.
(Nielson 1968)

This species is not considered an important vector in the natural spread of this virus.


(Nielson 1968)

Identification Plates
Gyponana lamina


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Species Description

Length:
Large, robust species. Length of male 8.90—10.2 mm., female 10.8 mm.

Colour:
General colour light yellowish green. Head and pronotum light yellow; elytra light yellowish green; light-orange longitudinal stripes on body.

Genitalia:
Pygofer in lateral aspect about as long as wide, caudodorsal margin produced dorsally to narrqw angulate lobe; aedeagus in lateral aspect tubelike, curved at middle of shaft, distal half tubelike with pair of narrow terminal processes; processes curved basad, about one-half as long as shaft; gonopore terminal; style in lateral aspect simple, apical half slightly curved laterally, apices narrowed, inner lateral margin with numerous small toothlike projections; female seventh sternum in ventral aspect with caudal margin irregularly and shallowly concave.

Species Diagnosis

This species, similar to hasta, can be- distinguished by the aedeagal shaft, which is curved nearly at right angle in lateral aspect, and the style with the apical half curved slightly laterally.

(Nielson 1968)

Ecology

Host Plant Activity Period (Months) Dormancy Generations
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Eggs -
Nymphs -
Adult -
One per year -
Continuous -
Variable -
Gyponana lamina DeLong

Higher taxonomy

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Superfamily Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Cicadamorpha
Membracoidea Cicadellidae
Subfamily: Gyponinae
Gyponana lamina DeLong
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