Peregrinus maidis

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Source: ARS Corn And Soybean Research Unit - Wikimedia Commons

Peregrinus maidis (Ashmead) - (corn planthopper)

The planthopper is a pest of maize and some other crops in many tropical and subtropical countries and can cause "hopper burn" symptoms like leaf chlorosis, necrosis, reduced plant vigor and stunting. It is also a vector of several maize viruses. Adults develop normal wings (macropterous) in migrating populations but short-winged (brachypterous) and wingless (apterous) forms also occur.

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Maiszikade
• English: corn planthopper
• Português: cigarrinha-do-milho