Submitted to: Potato Country USA
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/18/2007
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Citation: Munyaneza, J.E. 2007. Pest Identification: Beet Leafhopper. Potato Country USA 23(5):21. Interpretive Summary: The beet leafhopper is a serious pest of several crop plants, including potatoes. This insect is common and is damaging throughout the western United States from southwest Texas to Washington. A potato researcher at the USDA-ARS Wapato involved in research on this leafhopper has put together a pest identification synopsis and photo for this insect pest. This identification card and picture will help growers affected by this insect to properly identify and to effectively monitor and control this economically important insect pest.
Technical Abstract: The beet leafhopper (Circulifer tenellus) is a serious pest of several crops, including potatoes. This insect is common and damaging throughout the western United States from southwest Texas to Washington. In this pest identification, a synopsis of distribution, identification, host plants, damage, conditions of spread, and control of this insect pest is presented. This card will allow affected growers to properly identify and effectively manage this insect pest.