Cicadulina mbila

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Cicadulina mbila
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Cicadomorpha
Superfamily: Membracoidea
Family: Cicadellidae
Subfamily: Deltocephalinae
Tribe: Macrostelini
Genus: Cicadulina
Species: C. mbila
Binomial name
Cicadulina mbila
Naudé, 1924

Balclutha mbila Naudé

Cicadulina mbila, the maize leafhopper, is a leafhopper species in the genus Cicadulina.

It is found in sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda), the Middle East, West Asia and India. It is one of the vectors of the maize streak virus.[1]


  1. ^ Large accumulations of maize streak virus in the filter chamber and midgut cells of the leafhopper vector Cicadulina mbila. El-Desouky Ammar, Daniel Gargani, Jean M. Lett and Michel Peterschmitt, Archives of Virology, February 2009, Volume 154, Issue 2, pages 255-262, doi:10.1007/s00705-008-0308-2

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