Photo 3. Yellowing and crinkling of leaves of bele infested by the jassid leafhopper, Amrasca ?devastans.
Photo 4. The plant with the highly dissected leaf in the foreground appears tolerant to jassids - compare with those behind.
Green or Indian cotton jassid (or leafhopper). These are the common names given to Amrasca devastans, but the species in the Pacific has not been identified.
Most likely Amrasca biguttula biguttula; previously, Amrasca devastans, and Empoasca devastans.
AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Photo 2 Graham Teakle, Canberra.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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