Potential new hemipteran vectors of stolbur phytoplasma in Serbian vineyards
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The diversity of Auchenorrhyncha species was studied in vineyards affected by 'bois noir' (BN) and their surroundings in Serbia. Auchenorrhyncha specimens were collected for identification, statistic analysis and for stolbur phytoplasma presence detection. A total number of collected species was 49, belonging to 8 families. The most numerous was family Cicadellidae with 30 species, followed by Cixiidae (7), Delphacidae (4), Aphrophoridae (3). Families Dictyopharidae, Issidae, Cercopidae and Membracidae were present with only one species. The most abundant species in all inspected sites was Psammotettix alienus (Dahlbom). Dictyophara europaea (L.), Hyalesthes obsoletus Signoret, Euscelis incisus (Kirschbaum) and Reptalus quinquecostatus (Dufour) were numerous, as well. The presence of BN was detected in 4 Auchenorrhyncha species: H. obsoletus, R. quinquecostatus, Reptalus panzeri (Low) and D. europaea. This is the first record of BN phytoplasmas in D. europaea.
Keywords:'bois noir' / stolbur / Dictyophara europaea / vector / grapevine
Source:Bulletin of Insectology, 2011, 64
- Alma Mater Studiorum, Univ Bologna, Bologna