Ommatissus lybicus Bergevin, 1930

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: 484

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Ommatissus lybicus Bergevin, 1930


Ommatissus lybicus Bergevin, 1930  ( Figs 11View FIGURES 1–11 and 19View FIGURES 12–19)

Recorded damage and economic importance in the orchards of Iran: The species has been recorded as a very serious and a key pest on date palm in all Iranian palm growing areas on leaves and fruits of palm trees ( Gardenhire 1958; Farahbakhsh 1961; Gharib 1966 and 1998; Behdad 1991; Dlabola 1994; Abaii 2000; Payandeh et al. 2008; Lashkari et al. 2008a, b; Assari et al. 2012; Koliayee et al. 2012; Arbabtafti et al. 2014).

Recorded damage in the orchards of other parts of the world: Economic importance on date palm throughout west Palaearctic ( Wilson & O’Brien 1987; Asche & Wilson 1989; Wilson 2005).

Recorded distribution in Iran: From central Iran to the coasts of Persian Gulf and Oman Sea in all palm growing areas ( Gharib 1998).

Conclusion: The economic importance of this species is widely documented in Iran and west Palaearctic   . It is considered as a serious pest in Iran.