Bondi Junction NSW, Australia
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2021-09-08T03:14:08.3108456Z
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Mango leafhoppers (263)
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds
Pacific Pests, Pathogens and Weeds

Summary

  • Narrow distribution. Southeast Asia, Oceania. On mango. There are two kinds of leafhoppers. Important pests.
  • Adults dark brown, 4-5 mm, wedge shaped, breeding in flowers or in flowers and new leaf flushes. They cause flowers to brown and dry; and their honeydew excreta promotes black fungal growth on the leaves.
  • Spread long distance via the nursery trade.
  • Cultural control: none recommended.
  • Chemical control: use synthetic pyrethroids or dimethoate. In Australia, two sprays are applied 7 days apart before flowering (reducing risk to pollinators). Dimethoate is sprayed or injected. (In Australia, dimethoate has been under review since mid-2015. It is no longer allowed for home garden use.)

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