Asymmetrasca decedens (Paoli, 1932)

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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Asymmetrasca decedens (Paoli, 1932)


Asymmetrasca decedens (Paoli, 1932) 

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

Recorded damage in the orchards of other parts of the world: An occasional pest on citrus in Yugoslavia, Italy and Spain. A potentional pest in olive orchards in Turkey. A vector of ' Ca. Phytoplasma prunorum' (European stone fruit yellow phytoplasma), a potential career of almond witches’ broom phytoplasma (AlmWB) and tested positive to apricot chlorotic leaf roll ( ACLR) and phytoplasma in Lebanon ( Reuther 1989; Bozbuga & Elekcioglu 2008; Dakhil et al., 2011; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine 2012).

Recorded distribution in Iran: West and northeast ( Mozaffarian & Wilson 2016).

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