First record of Erasmoneura vulnerata Fitch, 1851 (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Typhlocybinae) in Switzerland

Attilio Rizzoli, Riccardo Battelli, Marco Conedera, Mauro Jermini
2020 Alpine Entomology  
The first record of Erasmoneura vulnerata Fitch, 1851 in Switzerland is reported. Specimens were collected in 2019 using yellow sticky traps during a Scaphoideus titanus monitoring campaign in vineyards in Ticino (Southern Switzerland). E. vulnerata is a grapevine pest that has recently been introduced to Europe, whose phytophagy causes detrimental damage to grapevine leaves. Its occurrence in this area has likely been favored by the ongoing suspension of insecticide treatments for the control
more » ... f the S. titanus population, the vector agent of the "Flavescence dorée" phytoplasma in grapevines.
doi:10.3897/alpento.4.53967 fatcat:ftkhnqovanb3rlxg5taxcyvun4