K. SHAMILI DHATRI*, M.S.V. CHALAM, A. RAJESH, B. RAMANA MURTHY AND
Department of Entomology, S.V. Agricultural College, ANGRAU, Tirupati.
Nine leafhopper species were collected, identified and described from groundnut crop ecosystem in Rayalaseema region of Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The leafhopper fauna collected from grounndut includes, Exitianus indicus (Distant), Cofona spectra (Distant), Empoasca kerri (Pruthi), Empoasca motti (Pruthi) and Empoasca spirosa (Dworakowska), Empoascanara indica (Dworakowska), Bactracomorphus angustatus (Osborn), Balclutha incisa (Matsummura) and Balclutha saltuella (Kirschbaum). An illustrated key along with diagnostic taxonomic characters were provided for easy identification of the leafhoppers associated with groundnut crop eco-systems.