Review of the oriental leafhopper genus Lampridius (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae), with description of a related new genus

Wu Dai, Christopher H. Dietrich, Yalin Zhang

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Abstract

The leafhopper genus Lampridius Distant, 1918 (type species: L. spectabilis Distant, 1918) is redescribed, and a second species, L. cuspidatus sp. nov. (Thailand: Loei), is described. A related new genus Paralampridius gen. nov. and four new species are described: P. mimicus sp. nov. (China: Guangdong, Hainan), P. rotundatus sp. nov. (Thailand: Loei), P. sinuatus sp. nov. (Thailand: Loei, Suphanburi, Petchaburi), and P. truncatus sp. nov. (Thailand: Chaiyaphum, Ubon Ratchathani). Both genera are tentatively included in the tribe Opsiini, although only Lampridius has paired aedeagal shafts with separate gonopores. All six species are illustrated, and a key is provided for their identification. Problems with the current tribal classification are discussed in light of the present discovery of closely related species that show variation in characters previously assumed to be stable at the tribal level in the subfamily Deltocephalinae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-387
Number of pages8
JournalZoological Science
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011

Keywords

  • Auchenorrhyncha
  • Homoptera
  • distribution
  • morphology
  • taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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