A new leafhopper (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) from late Eocene Roviio amber described based on an adult and associated last-instar nymph from Perebrody (Ukraine)

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Abstract

Rovnoxestus rasnitsyni gen. et sp. nov. is described from Eocene Rovno amber based on an adult female and fifth-instar nymph collected at a recently discovered locality at Perebrody, Rovno Province, Ukraine. The new fossil taxon is tentatively placed in Aphrodinae and resembles Xestocephalites Dietrich & Gonsalves from Eocene Baltic amber but has the hind femur macrosetal formula 2+2+1 and hind tarsomere I in both nymph and adult with an elongated inner preapical seta. This is the first species of Eocene leafhopper for which both the adult and nymph are described in detail.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-452
JournalPalaeoentomology
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

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