Macrosteles quadripunctulatus (Kirschbaum, 1868)

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

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Macrosteles quadripunctulatus (Kirschbaum, 1868)


Macrosteles quadripunctulatus (Kirschbaum, 1868)  ( Fig 29View FIGURES 26–45)

Recorded damage and economic importance in the orchards of Iran: Not recorded.

Recorded damage in the orchards of other parts of the world: It tested positive for stolbur phytoplasma in vineyards ( Orenstein et al. 2003; Orsagova et al. 2011).

Recorded distribution in Iran: South of Alborz to Persian Gulf ( Mozaffarian & Wilson 2016). 

Conclusion: The status of this species as a potential phytoplasma vector needs to be studied in Iran.