Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Cicadulina bipunctata
(sorghum, jassid)



Cicadulina bipunctata (sorghum, jassid)


  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Vector of Plant Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Cicadulina bipunctata
  • Preferred Common Name
  • sorghum, jassid
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Cicadulina bipunctata (Melichar)

Preferred Common Name

  • sorghum, jassid

Other Scientific Names

  • Balclutha zeae
  • Cicadulina bipunctata bipunctella
  • Cicadulina bipunctella
  • Cicadulina bipunctella zeae
  • Cicadulina zeae
  • Gnathodus bipunctata

EPPO code

  • CICDBP (Cicadulina bipunctata)
  • CICDZE (Cicadulina zeae)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Hemiptera
  •                         Suborder: Auchenorrhyncha
  •                             Unknown: Cicadelloidea
  •                                 Family: Cicadellidae
  •                                     Genus: Cicadulina
  •                                         Species: Cicadulina bipunctata

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


EgyptPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
EthiopiaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)


JapanPresentCABI (Undated)Present based on regional distribution.
-ShikokuPresentKumashiro et al. (2014)
SyriaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
TurkeyPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)


ItalyPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Argiope catenulata Predator Adults/Nymphs
Atypena formosana Predator Adults/Nymphs
Pardosa pseudoannulata Predator Adults/Nymphs

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