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Scaphoideus titanus Ball
Scaphoideus littoralis Ball

Insecta, Homoptera, Cicadellidae .

Vine leafhopper

Description, Biology, Life Cycle, Damage, Common Names, Images


[R]Description
- Adult: 5 mm long; ochre-brown and mottled dark brown (*) .
- Nymph: yellowish-white with 2 dark brown spots at tip of abdomen (*) .

[R]Biology
- Host plant: vine.
- Clusters of 10-12 eggs are deposited in late summer in crevices in the bark. Hatching begins in the middle of May and continues until July.
- Nymphs pass through 5 instars, each lasting a week.
- Adults appear in late July-early August and disappear in September after hatching and egg-laying.

[R]Life Cycle
- There is 1 generation per year.

[R]Damage
- This species does not cause any direct damage to vine but transmits a severe mycoplasma disease, the Flavescence dorée (*) .


[R]Common Names
DE: Amerikanische Rebzikade ES: Cicadula de la vid FR: Cicadelle de la vigne IT: Cicadella della flavescenza dorata PT: Cigarrinha da vinha GB: Vine leafhopper

[R] Images

  1. Scaphoideus titanus Ball (ACTA)
    Symptoms of "Flavescence dorée"
  2. Scaphoideus titanus Ball (ACTA)
    Vine stem affected by "Flavescence dorée"
  3. Scaphoideus titanus Ball (Coutin R. / OPIE)
    Pupa on leaf of vine It is possible to see the 2 characteristic black spots situated at the tip of the body.
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  4. Scaphoideus titanus Ball (ENSA Montpellier)

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