Cicadulina storeyi China 1936a: 251Membracoidea : Cicadellidae
|Diseases Transmitted||Pathogen Type|
|Crops Affected by Cicadulina storeyi China 1936a: 251|
This species is a vector of maize streak virus and maize mottle virus in Tanzania and Rhodesia. Storey in 1936 and 1937 (773, 774) was first to report this species as a vector of maize streak virus under the name of “Cicadulina, nicholsi” and maize mottle virus under the name “Cicadulina storeyi.” No details of the transmission experiments were given.
This species is considered an important vector of this virus in Rhodesia.
Small, fragile species. Length of male 2.40 mm., female 2.90 mm.
General color yellow. Crown yellow with two distinct black spots on anterior margin; pronotum yellow, immaculate; elytra translucent, veins yellow.
Pygofer in lateral aspect about as long as wide, caudal margin truncate; pygofer spine arising from caudodorsal margin and projecting ventrad, apex of spine bifurcate; aedeagus in lateral aspect curved, tubelike throughout, with pair of small processes on lateral margin near midlength of shaft, shaft bifid distally; gonopore terminal; style in dorsal aspect simple, apices short with large lateral tooth; female seventh sternum in ventral aspect with caudal margin distinctly sinuate (fig. 64).
This species, similar to latens in genital characteristics, can be separated by the lack of markings on the pronotum and elytra.
|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.|