Klapperichicen viridissimus (Walker, 1858)

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: 495

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Klapperichicen viridissimus (Walker, 1858)


Klapperichicen viridissimus (Walker, 1858) 

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

Recorded damage in the orchards of other parts of the world: Pest on Vitis  sp in Syria ( Talhouk 1959; Schedl 2003).

Recorded distribution in Iran: North and northwest ( Mozaffarian & Sanborn 2010).

Conclusion: Schedl (2003) published images from habitus and male genitalia of lectotype of this species which was collected from Iraq. In spite of the record of the species in Iran, there isn’t any Iranian specimen available to examine. However due to the extreme similarity of the habitus of the lectotype in Schedl (2003) with C. alhageos  , and the fact that the latter species is a well known pest in Iranian vineyards, it may be useful to reexamine the specimens from north and northwest of Iran.