Megophthalmus scabripennis Edwards, 1915

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: 491

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Megophthalmus scabripennis Edwards, 1915


Megophthalmus scabripennis Edwards, 1915 

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

Recorded damage in the orchards of other parts of the world: A potential pest in olive orchards in Turkey and a potential vector for Aster yellows (AY) in vineyards ( Bozbuga & Elekcioglu 2008; Orenstein et al. 2003).

Recorded distribution in Iran: North ( Mozaffarian & Wilson 2016).

Conclusion: The vector status of this species in Iran needs further study.