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First Record of Dorisiana viridis (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) on macadamia nut (Proteales: Proteaceae) in Brazil

Grant number: 13/19408-0
Support type:Regular Research Grants - Publications - Scientific article
Duration: October 01, 2013 - March 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Plant Health
Principal Investigator:Terezinha Monteiro dos Santos Cividanes
Grantee:Terezinha Monteiro dos Santos Cividanes
Home Institution: Departamento de Descentralização do Desenvolvimento (APTA Regional). Secretaria de Agricultura e Abastecimento (São Paulo - Estado). Campinas , SP, Brazil


Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) are important sucking insects, acting as pests of crops. In this study, the occurrence of the cicada, Dorisiana viridis (Olivier), was observed in a macadamia orchard in the Jaboticabal municipality, São Paulo State, Brazil. It is note worthy that this is the first report of D. viridis infestation on macadamia nut trees. (AU)