- Narrow distribution. Southeast Asia, Oceania. On mango. There are two kinds of leafhoppers. Important pests.
- Adults dark brown, 4-5 mm, wedge shaped, breeding in flowers or in flowers and new leaf flushes. They cause flowers to brown and dry; and their honeydew excreta promotes black fungal growth on the leaves.
- Spread long distance via the nursery trade.
- Cultural control: none recommended.
- Chemical control: use synthetic pyrethroids or dimethoate. In Australia, two sprays are applied 7 days apart before flowering (reducing risk to pollinators). Dimethoate is sprayed or injected. (In Australia, dimethoate has been under review since mid-2015. It is no longer allowed for home garden use.)
Pacific Pests, Pathogens, Weeds & Pesticides
Mango leafhoppers (263)
Idioscopus nitidulus and Idioscopus clypealis.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI (2015) Idioscopus nitidulus (mango leafhopper) and Idioscopus clypealis (mango leafhopper) Crop Protection Compendium. (https://www.cabi.org/cpc/datasheet/28472) and (https://www.cabi.org/cpc/datasheet/28470), respectively; and from Chin D et al. (2010) Field guide to pests, beneficials, diseases and disorders of mangoes. Northern Territory Government, Department of Resources, Australia. (https://dpir.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/227832/mango_field_guide.pdf). Photos 1-4 Joel Miles, National Invasive Species Coordinator, Bureau of Agriculture, Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment & Tourism, Republic of Palau.
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.