Nephotettix malayanus Ishihara & Kawase


Many of the insects depicted on these pages are outwardly similar and you should not use photographs as the sole means of identification. These pages form part of a scientific key which will assist a trained entomologist to identify the species accurately.

Nephotettix malayanus Ishihara & Kawase 1968

Common Name: Green Rice Leafhopper

Subfamily/Tribe: Deltocephalinae: Chiasmini

Distribution: Qld, Malaysia, Philippines, China, Burma, India, Sri Lanka

Economic Status: Found in Qld on rice and Leersia hexandra (Kay and Brown 1992). The species is a known vector of  rice gall dwarf phytoreovirus in the Oriental region (Inoue 1977).

Notes: The absence of a transverse black band across the vertex and the lack of the black mark in the centre of the tegmen differentiate this species from N. nigropictus, and the presence of short black marks behind the ocelli and the relatively shorter vertex differentiates it from N. virescens.