Preliminary observations on Eumetopina sp. (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) as a vector of Ramu stunt disease of sugarcane in Papua New Guinea.
In screen trials in 1992 in Papua New Guinea, Eumetopina sp. transmitted sugarcane Ramu stunt 'virus'. Ramu stunt-like symptoms were first observed in sugarcane 9-12 weeks after the introduction of infected insects.