Nomenclatural changes and two new species in the leafhopper genus Usanus DeLong (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) with notes on conservation status

J. Adilson Pinedo-Escatel, Christopher H. Dietrich

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Abstract

The Mexican leafhopper genus and species Devolana hemicycla DeLong, 1967 syn. nov., is recognized as a junior synonym of Usanus stonei DeLong, 1947. Three previously described species, U. tuxcacuensis (Pinedo-Escatel & Aguilar-Pérez, 2019) comb. nov., U. youajla (Pinedo-Escatel, 2019) comb. nov., and U. xajxayakamej (Pinedo-Escatel, 2019) comb. nov. are transferred to Usanus. Two new species, U. xochipalensis sp. nov. and U. igualaensis sp. nov. from Guerrero, are described and illustrated. An updated key to all known species of Usanus is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-576
Number of pages10
JournalZootaxa
Volume4822
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 7 2020

Keywords

  • Athysanini
  • Auchenorrhyncha
  • Deltocephalinae
  • Devolana
  • Mexico
  • Native species
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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