Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
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Myndus crudus Van Duzee (Hemiptera: Cixiidae)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_4757
Myndus crudus Van Duzee (Fig. 115) is a planthopper whose adults feed on the foliage of various species of palms. This insect species is the only known vector of lethal yellowing, a highly destructive disease of palms in various countries of the Caribbean Basin region.
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