Scaphoideus titanus

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Scaphoideus titanus
Scaphoideus titanus F.jpg
Female S. titanus on a grapevine leaf
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
Infraorder: Cicadomorpha
Superfamily: Membracoidea
Family: Cicadellidae
Subfamily: Deltocephalinae
Tribe: Athysanini
Genus: Scaphoideus
Species: S. titanus
Binomial name
Scaphoideus titanus
Ball, 1932

Scaphoideus titanus, or the American grapevine leafhopper, is an insect of the leafhopper family (Cicadellidae) which feeds on various plants of the family Vitaceae. Native to North America, it was introduced by accident to Europe where it has become a pest by acting as a vector of the grapevine phytoplasma disease flavescence dorée.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Papura, Daciana; et al. (2012). "Microsatellite and mitochondrial data provide evidence for a single major introduction for the Nearctic leafhopper Scaphoideus titanus in Europe". PLoS ONE. 7 (5): e36882. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036882.