Jassids

Featured Photo: 
Other Photos: 
feaured_photo_co: 
Steve L. Brown, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org
Is this a Minor Pest?: 
Yes
Minor Pest Title: 

Leafhoppers or Jassids (Jacobiasca lybica)

Minor Pest Description: 

Jassids (leafhoppers) have been reported to cause damage to pigeon peas in Kenya. These small (2.5 mm) green and very mobile insects occur on the upper and lower leaf surface. The adults fly or hop away when disturbed. Nymphs resemble adults, but have no wings, and run sideways when disturbed. The eggs are inserted in the veins on the underside of leaflets. Adults and nymphs feed by sucking on the leaflets. Attacked leaves become cup shaped and yellow at the edges. Heavy attacks result in the leaflets turning red-brown, with subsequent defoliation and stunting.

Minor Pest What to do.: 
Minor Pest Position: 
1
Minor Pest Firstcontent: 
130
Pest Type: 
insect
Host Plants: 
Pigeon pea