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NMW; Male; 'Irri Farm 14 10’N, 121 15’E 4Km E. Los Banos, Laguna Prov. PHILIP.'; Date: 7.2.1980
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NMW; Male; 'Irri Farm 14 10’N, 121 15’E 4Km E. Los Banos, Laguna Prov. PHILIP.'; Date: 7.2.1980
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NMW; Male; 'Irri Farm 14 10’N, 121 15’E 4Km E. Los Banos, Laguna Prov. PHILIP.'; Date: 7.2.1980
NMW Image No. i14304

Nephotettix malayanus Ishihara & Kawaze 1968

Membracoidea : Cicadellidae
Diseases Transmitted
Rice yellow dwarf 16SrXI-A Phytoplasma

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

Recorded Distribution(s):
Known from Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, China, Burma and India (Ghauri, 1971). Indonesia (Siwi and Roechan, 1983), Australia, Thailand (Hongsaprug, 1983).

Nephotettix malayanus Ishihara & Kawaze 1968
Diseases Transmitted Pathogen Type
Rice yellow dwarf 16SrXI-A Phytoplasma
Crops Affected by Nephotettix malayanus Ishihara & Kawaze 1968
Rice Citrus Carrot
Barley Apple Tomato
Maize (Corn) Pear Potato
Sugarcane Elm Strawberry
Wheat Palms Rubus
Sorghum Grapevine Papaya
Other (grasses/cereals) Ornamentals Peach

Appears to be restricted to Leersia spp. and does not feed on rice (Inoue, 1986). Although a known vector of both tungro and rice gall dwarf virus disease it is not a major pest because it only occasionally feeds on rice.
(Wilson & Claridge 1991)

Identification Plates
Nephotettix malayanus
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Species Description

Colour:
Overall pale green Pronotum, scutellum and clavus unmarked in male and female. In the female there are fine lines on anterior margin inwards of ocelli. In the male the apical margin of vertex is finely marked black with remnants of the submarginal band behind ocelli only (Fig. 3.204). Vertex rounded in both sexes; frons with two black spots and transverse lines. Apical third of tegmen black in male.

Genitalia:
Male genitalia: Subgenital plates black. Posteroventral corner of pygofer rounded and distoventral corner pointed with 1 large spine. Aedeagus with shaft in ventral view constricted in middle, median paraphyses short, dorsal longitudinal carinae in lateral view slightly concave with 4 pairs of separated spines located in middle.

Species Diagnosis

The almost round vertex of both males and females together with the markings of the frons distinguish this species from others. In the male genitalia the parameres and constricted aedeagus resemble those of N. cincticeps but they may be separated by the pygofer spines; in N. malayanus only 1 is present (Fig. 3.212) while in N. cincticeps there is a group of 1 long spine plus 3-5 additional small spines.

(Wilson & Claridge 1991)

Ecology

Host Plant Activity Period (Months) Dormancy Generations
- -
Eggs -
Nymphs -
Adult -
One per year -
Continuous -
Variable -
Nephotettix malayanus Ishihara & Kawaze 1968

Higher taxonomy

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Superfamily Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Cicadamorpha
Membracoidea Cicadellidae
Subfamily: Deltocephalinae
Nephotettix malayanus Ishihara & Kawaze 1968
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