Western Patato – Empoasca abrupta
Western Patato – Empoascaabrupta
Common Name: Western Potato
Latin Name: Empoascaabrupta
- Adult beetles are around 10mm long. Each wing cover has five black lines with a yellow to underlying red colour.
- Larvae are similarly vividly coloured and can grow to be 15mm long. They are brilliant red at first, with a black head and legs, but this fades to a pale orange before pupation.
- The Western potato leafhopper (Empoasca abrupta) is a little winged yellow, green, or brown bug.
- That grows to a length of around 3mm.
Western Patato Throughout in the United States
Damages caused by Western Patato:
Leafhoppers infest potato plants and suck sap from potato leaves, causing a yellow mottle. Their eggs are usually laid within the plant and thus are invisible.