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First record of the grape leafhopper Erythroneura vulnerata Fitch (Hom., Cicadellidae) in Europe
- Duso, C., Bressan, A., Mazzon, L., Girolami, V.
- Journal of applied entomology 2005 v.129 no.3 pp. 170-172
- Erythroneura, viticulture, wine grapes, seasonal variation, population density, Vitis vinifera, new geographic records, Italy
- The leafhopper Erythroneura vulnerata Fitch is native to North America, where it infests wild and cultivated grapes. In July 2004, E. vulnerata was recorded for the first time on Vitis vinifera L. (cv. Cabernet Sauvignon) in north-eastern Italy (Veneto region). This record is assumed to be the first in Europe. Preliminary observations on the pest distribution, seasonal abundance and the extent of symptoms in north-eastern Italy are reported.