Macrosteles facifrons

Aster Leafhopper
Binomial:Macrosteles facifrons
Order: Hemiptera
Diseases vectored:Aster Yellows, viruses

The Aster Leafhopper is a small Hopper that feeds on a wide range of hosts, primarily in the Composite family, Asteraceae.

Description edit

Green with bright red stripes.

Symptoms and Signs edit

Stippling from feeding, but more importantly vectoring Aster Yellows.

Ecology edit

Host plants edit

Control edit

  • Barriers: Row covers
  • Alternate hosts: Extremely difficult to control through alternate hosts, due to the vast host range.

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