Chloropsalta smaragdula Haupt, 1920

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: 493

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Chloropsalta smaragdula Haupt, 1920


Chloropsalta smaragdula Haupt, 1920  ( Figs 62View FIGURES 61–68 and 70View FIGURES 69–75)

Recorded damage and economic importance in the orchards of Iran: Considering two species ( Cicadatra alhageos  and Chloropsalta ochreata  ) as “grape cicadas" in Iran, Chloropsalta smaragdula  was introduced as the third species of grape cicada by Aghagoli Marzijarani et al. (2013). There isn’t any record on the injury level caused by this species.

Recorded damage in the orchards of other parts of the world: Not recorded.

Recorded distribution in Iran: Generally distributed.

Conclusion: Due to the extreme similarity of the habitus of the three cicadas in vineyards of Iran ( Cicadatra alhageos  , Chloropsalta ochreata  and Chloropsalta smaragdula  ), it is quite necessary to determine the damage level caused by the species after the correct identification.