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New records on the geographical distribution of South American sharpshooters (Cicadellidae: Cicadellinae: Proconiini) and their potential as vectors of Xylella fastidiosa
- Dellape, Gimena, Logarzo, Guillermo A., Virla, Eduardo G., Paradell, Susana L., Logarzo, Guillermo A., Virla, Eduardo G., Paradell, Susana L.
- Florida entomologist 2011 v.94 no.2 pp. 364-366
- Cicadellidae, Xylella fastidiosa, bacteria, crops, new geographic records, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
- Xylella fastidiosa is endemic to the Americas, it causes economically important diseases in a variety of different crops, and is transmitted by xylem-feeding sharpshooters. This paper provides new geographic records for Proconiini sharpshooters in South America which helps to better understand their distribution. To develop these new records, we examined material from 3 of the main entomological collections held in Argentina. As a result, 5 species are cited for the first time from Paraguay; 4 for Peru; 3 for Bolivia; 2 for Ecuador; and 1 each for Uruguay and Brazil. Some of the species could be vectors of X. fastidiosa because congeners of the species studied here are known to transmit this bacterium.