A new species of Polyamia DeLong (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Deltocephalini) representing the first record of the genus from South America

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Polyamia (Polyamia) choromorica sp. n., representing the first record of the genus Polyamia DeLong from South America, is described and illustrated. Previously described species of Polyamia DeLong appear to be restricted to North America. Color illustrations of Polyamia (Copolyamia) caperata (Ball), Polyamia (Copolyamia) similaris DeLong & Davidson and Polyamia (Polyamia) weedi Van Duzee are also provided for comparison. A species checklist and distribution summary for the genus is provided. Notes on other South American species of Deltocephalini with supernumerary forewing crossveins are also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-567
Number of pages11
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 10 2018



  • Auchenorrhyncha
  • Morphology
  • New species
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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