An enigmatic new leafhopper genus, Protochiasmus (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Deltocephalinae), from Brazil

James N. Zahniser

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Abstract

A new brachypterous leafhopper genus and species of Deltocephalinae, Protochiasmus mysticus gen. n., sp. n. from Brazil, are described. The genus is not easily placed to tribe partly due to the lack of known females which may provide characters that are diagnostic to the tribal level and also due to the unique combination of morphological characters in the male. Based on these morphological characters and on recent molecular and morphological phylogenetic analyses of Deltocephalinae, Protochiasmus is tentatively placed in Chiasmini.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-274
Number of pages4
JournalMitteilungen aus dem Museum fur Naturkunde in Berlin - Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2010

Keywords

  • INHS
  • Chiasmini
  • Brachypterous
  • Neotropical
  • New species

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science

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