Hishimonoides phycitis (Distant 1908g: 363 )Membracoidea : Cicadellidae
|Diseases Transmitted||Pathogen Type|
|Eggplant little-leaf disease 16Sr||Phytoplasma|
|Crops Affected by Hishimonoides phycitis (Distant 1908g: 363 )|
This species is a vector of little leaf virus of brinjal (eggplant). Thomas and Krishnaswami (784) were first to report transmission of this virus in 1939 by a species determined as “Eutettix phycitis Distant.” Transmission was effected to 14 of 27 healthy brinjal plants (Solanum melongena L.) after feeding on diseased plants for 24 hours and healthy plants for 6 days. Host range of the virus included Datura fastuosa L., tomato, tobacco, and wild brinjal (S. xanthocarpum Schrad. & Wendl. and S. trilobatum L.), all infected by raft transmission.
The importance of this species in the natural spread of this virus is uncertain.
|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.|