Macrosteles facifrons

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Macrosteles facifrons

Aster Leafhopper
Type: Insect
Binomial: Macrosteles facifrons
Order: Hemiptera
Metamorphosis: Simple
Diseases vectored: Aster Yellows, viruses

The Aster Leafhopper is a small Hopper that feeds on a wide range of hosts, primarily in the Composite family, Asteraceae.


Green with bright red stripes.

Symptoms and Signs[edit]

Stippling from feeding, but more importantly vectoring Aster Yellows.


Host plants[edit]


  • Barriers: Row covers
  • Alternate hosts: Extremely difficult to control through alternate hosts, due to the vast host range.