Marah A. Dardar, Hamzeh M.R. Belal, Abedlnabi M. Basheer
Journal of Insect Science 13 (42), 1-5, (1 May 2013) https://doi.org/10.1673/031.013.4201
KEYWORDS: acoustic analysis, apple orchards, Cicadidae, morphological characters
An infestation of Cicadatra persica KirKaldy (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) on apple trees, Malus domestica Borkhausen (Rosales: Rosaceae), was reported for the first time in the apple fruit orchards of Erneh, Syria. Nymphs, adults, exuvia, and exit holes in the soil were observed. The species was identified as C. persica based on morphological characters. Some biological observations and an acoustic analysis of the male's songs were also achieved.