, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 237–240 | Cite as

The occurrence of a member of theCirculifer tenellus species complex (Homoptera: Cicadellidae: Euscelini) in Israel

  • M. Klein
  • B. Raccah
  • P. W. Oman


Among leafhoppers of the genusCirculifer, there are several important pests of several crops and vector agents of plant diseases. In this report, we describe the occurrence of a leafhopper species closely related to theCirculifer tenellus group, with characteristics that may classify it asC. dubiosus. This insect was found in nature breeding onAtriplex halimus L., a weed belonging to the Chenopodiaceae, mainly in the Jordan Valley. In captivity it produced one generationon A. halimus over a period of almost 45 days at 25°C. The variations of observed structural differences among members of this taxon and their biological significance are discussed.

Key Words

Circulifer spp. beet leafhoppers Chenopodiaceae 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Klein
    • 1
  • B. Raccah
    • 2
  • P. W. Oman
    • 3
  1. 1.Div. of EntomologyARO, The Volcani CenterBet DaganIsrael
  2. 2.Div. of VirologyARO, The Volcani CenterBet DaganIsrael
  3. 3.Dept. of EntomologyOregon State UniversityCorvallisU.S.A.

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