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Abstract

Report of Empoasca (Asymmefrasca) decedens Paoli, 1932 (Hom.: Cicadellidae) from Iran.

Abstract

In a survey carried out during 2000-01 to develop a pest management programme for poplar in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiary provinces in Iran, leafhopper specimens belonging to Cicadellidae family was collected on Populus alba. The specimens were later identified as Empoasca (Asymmetrasca) decedens. This species has been reported from Cyprus, Egypt, France, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea Republic, Libya, Pakistan, Slovakia and Turkey. The feeding of leafhopper nymphs and adults caused discoloration, rolling, wilting and ultimately drying of poplar leaves. This is the first record of Empoasca (Asymmetrasca) decedens from Iran.