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B.M.1966-629; Male; 'U.S.A. Benjamin, Utah'; Date: 12 July 1965
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B.M.1966-629; Male; 'U.S.A. Benjamin, Utah'; Date: 12 July 1965
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B.M.1967-545; Female; 'U.S.A.: Champaign Co. Illinois, Mahomet'; Sweeeping Grassy Meadow; Coll.: M. W. Sanderson; Date: 4.vii.67
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B.M.1966-629; Male; 'U.S.A. Benjamin, Utah'; Date: 12 July 1965
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Macrosteles quadrilineatus Forbes

Membracoidea : Cicadellidae
Diseases Transmitted

Described as Cicadula quadrilineata Forbes. This species has been long known in the US literature as the aster leafhopper 'M. fascifrons'
(Wilson & Claridge 1991)

Distribution Map
(simplified continental distribution)
Geographical Distribution:

Recorded Distribution(s):
North America. (Wilson & Claridge, 1991)

Macrosteles quadrilineatus Forbes
Diseases Transmitted Pathogen Type
Crops Affected by Macrosteles quadrilineatus Forbes
Rice Citrus Carrot
Barley Apple Tomato
Maize (Corn) Pear Potato
Sugarcane Elm Strawberry
Wheat Palms Rubus
Sorghum Grapevine Papaya
Other (grasses/cereals) Ornamentals Peach

Identification Plates
Macrosteles quadrilineatus


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Species Description

Species Diagnosis

General coloration yellow to yellowish green, sometimes with faint smoky markings on forewings. Vertex broad, more than twice as wide as long, more or less rounded anteriorly, with various spot patterns.
Male genitalia (Figs 3.312-3.314): Aedeagal shaft cylindrical, armed with a row of sparse microspines laterally, apical processes about two-thirds of shaft length, wider than half of shaft width at apex. Sternal apodemes (Figs 3.310, 3.311).

(Wilson & Claridge 1991)

Ecology

Host Plant Activity Period (Months) Dormancy Generations
- -
Eggs -
Nymphs -
Adult -
One per year -
Continuous -
Variable -
Macrosteles quadrilineatus Forbes

Higher taxonomy

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Superfamily Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Cicadamorpha
Membracoidea Cicadellidae
Subfamily: Deltocephalinae
Macrosteles quadrilineatus Forbes
References
Record last updated - 12/09/2019