Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Gamagrass Leafhopper, Dalbulus quinquenotatus Delong & Nault (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)

  • Gustavo Moya-Raygoza
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1028
The gamagrass leafhopper is a small (length 3.0– 4.3 mm) deltocephaline, brownish orange in color, with five black spots on the head (Fig. 10). This species is found at low elevations (125–1,975 m) and occurs in central and southern Mexico and in Costa Rica.
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gustavo Moya-Raygoza
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  1. 1.University of GuadalajaraJaliscoMexico