Paratanus exitiosus (Beamer 1943a: 178 )Membracoidea : Cicadellidae
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|Crops Affected by Paratanus exitiosus (Beamer 1943a: 178 )|
This species is a vector of the yellow wilt virus of sugarbeet in Argentina. Bennett and Munck in 1946 (64) Were first to report transmission of this virus in 1946. Although only a limited number of tests were made, there was reasonable evidence that this species transmitted the virus. Information on virus-vector relationships was not reported.
Although this species is the only reported vector of yellow wilt virus of sugarbeet, further studies are necessary to confirm previous work and to determine the importance of the species through biological studies of the vector and virus
Small, slender species. male 3.10—3.40 mm., female 3.40—3.50 mm.
General colour light tan. Crown and pronotum light tan, immaculate; elytra translucent, veins light tan.
Pygofer in lateral aspect about 11/3 times as long as wide, caudodorsal margin produced posteriorly to narrow lobe, small projection near caudodorsal margin; aedeagus in lateral aspect curved, with pair of lateral processes along ventral margin extending nearly to apex of aedeagal shaft; shaft narrow, elongate, attenuated at apex; gonopore terminal; style in dorsal aspect simple, apices short, narrow; female seventh sternum in ventral aspect with broad, median spatulate process.
is the only species in the genus
that is a vector
|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.|