oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The biology and pest status of the wattle leafhopper lassomorphus cedaranus (Naude) (Homoptera: Cicadellidae)

Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



A descriptionption is given of the immature stages of the wattle leafhopper Iassomorphus cedaranus. Data are presented on the developmental durations, preoviposition period, oviposition sites, fecundity and longevity in this species and an explanation is given for the varying sex ratios recorded in the field. l. cedaranus breeds on black wattle in Natal throughout the year and the pest status of the leafhopper on this plant is discussed.

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