Leafhopper Fauna of X-Diseased Peach and Cherry Orchards in Southwest Michigan

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During a 2-year period, 70 species of leafhoppers were collected on sticky-board traps placed in and around several X-diseased peach and sour cherry orchards in southwest Michigan. Of those species known to be X-disease vectors, Paraphlepsius irroratus (Say) and Scaphytopius acutus (Say) were most abundant, whereas Colladonus clitellarius (Say). Norvellina seminuda (Say), and Fieberiella florii (Stål) were found only in low numbers. Many more P. irroratus were trapped in cherry orchards than in peach orchards, whereas S. acutus was slightly more common in peach orchards. Both species appear to have 2 generations/year. The importance of 7 additional species as possible vectors is discussed.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1975

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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