Hishimonus phycitis (Distant, 1908)

Mozaffarian, Fariba, 2018, An Identification key to the species of Auchenorrhyncha of Iranian fauna recorded as pests in orchards and a review on the pest status of the species, Zootaxa 4420 (4), pp. 475-501: 486-487

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Hishimonus phycitis (Distant, 1908)


Hishimonus phycitis (Distant, 1908)  ( Figs 31View FIGURES 26–45 and 49a –cView FIGURES 45–60)

Recorded damage and economic importance in the orchards of Iran: A vector for Witches' broom disease of lime ( WBDL), the most destructive disease in lime in Southern Iran ( Bagheri et al. 2009; Faghihi et al. 2011; Faghihi et al. 2011; Samavi et al. 2012).

Recorded damage in the orchards of other parts of the world: The species recorded as a vector for WBDL throughout the Middle East ( Queiroz et al. 2017).

Recorded distribution in Iran: South ( Mozaffarian & Wilson 2016).

Conclusion: H. phycitis  is considered as a serious pest in Iran due to its confirmed status as a disease vector.