Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica (2010) 45, 93-105

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Krisztina Bleicher, A. Orosz, J.V. Cross and V. Markó (2010)
Survey of leafhoppers, planthoppers and froghoppers (Auchenorrhyncha) in apple orchards in South-East England
Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica 45 (1), 93-105
Abstract: The species richness and composition ofAuchenorrhyncha assemblages in three apple orchards in Kent and East Sussex, England was surveyed in 2001 and 2002. Planthoppers, leafhoppers and froghoppers were collected from the tree canopies using yellow sticky traps and a tree beating technique, and from the grass alleyways between the trees using sweep-netting. As a result of intensive sampling, 67 species were collected in an experimental apple orchard at East Malling Research, with a further 30 and 36 species in two organic apple orchards, situated near Marden and Robertsbridge, respectively. A total of 77 species was recorded in the survey. The collection methods applied determined substantially the size and species composition of the samples, the relative abundance of the Auchenorrhyncha species and proportion of males. The most common species collected in the canopy, in decreasing order were: Edwardsiana rosae, Empoasca decipiens, Ribautiana debilis, Edwardsiana crataegi, Empoasca vitis, Philaenus spumarius and Tachycixius pilosus .
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Database assignments for author(s): Viktor Markó, Jerry V. Cross

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Edwardsiana rosae Apple (Malus) United Kingdom
Empoasca vitis Apple (Malus) United Kingdom
Philaenus spumarius Apple (Malus) United Kingdom
Empoasca decipiens Apple (Malus) United Kingdom
Edwardsiana crataegi Apple (Malus) United Kingdom