Eight Leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) Newly Recorded From Hawaii, Including a New Species

Christopher H. Dietrich, William D. Perreira

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Eight exotic species of Cicadellidae apparently recently established in Hawaii are newly recorded. Four species belonging to subfamily Typhlocybinae, tribe Dikraneurini: Idona minuenda (Ball), native to Mexico and the Caribbean; Typhlocybella minima Baker, native to the Caribbean Basin from the southeastern United States to northern South America; Dikraneura absenta DeLong & Caldwell, is widespread in temperate North America west of the Rocky Mountains where it is reported to injure grasses, clover, and alfalfa; and Parallaxis yeeae n. sp. (Dikraneurini), representing the first record of the genus from Hawaii. Other new Hawaiian genus and species records are: Eupteryx decemnotata Rey (Typhlocybinae:Typhlocybini), native to Europe but recently established in Florida and California, which feeds on various species of Lamiaceae including several economically important herbs; Empoasca fabalis DeLong (Typhlocybinae: Empoascini), a pest of sweet potato and various legumes (Fabaceae) with a native range extending from the southern continental United States to Argentina but also established in Madeira and the Canary Islands; Anoscopus albifrons albifrons (L.) (Aphrodinae: Aphrodini), native to Europe but also established on the east and west coasts of temperate continental North America; and Ollarianus strictus (Ball) (Deltocephalinae: Athysanini), native to the southwestern United States and Mexico but recently introduced into Florida.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-287
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of the Entomological Society of America
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2019


  • Auchenorrhyncha
  • Cicadomorpha
  • Invasive species
  • Membracoidea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science


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