Cicadella viridis (Linnaeus, 1758)

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: 484-485

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Cicadella viridis (Linnaeus, 1758)


Cicadella viridis (Linnaeus, 1758)  ( Figs 26 and 45View FIGURES 26–45)

Recorded damage and economic importance in the orchards of Iran: The species has been recorded as a

pest with little or no economic importance on apple, pear, and plum (Rajabi 1989), Behdad 1992; Koliayee et al. 2012).

Recorded damage in the orchards of other parts of the world: A pest on hazelnut in Europe, with damage to stems and leaves in vineyards of Italy and minor importance on grapevine and young fruit trees such as apple, pear, cherry, peach and plum elsewhere. In Turkey the species is recorded as a potential pest in olive orchards. It is also recorded as a vector for Xylella fastidiosa  which is known to be lethal for grapevines ( Schindler 1960; Cavalloro 1987; Snare 2006; Bozbuga & Elekcioglu 2008; Alford 2014).

Recorded distribution in Iran: North, northwest, west and centre ( Mozaffarian & Wilson 2016).

Conclusion: It has been recorded to cause little or no economic damage in the orchards of Iran. However, its status as a disease vector has not been studied in Iran.