The unusual Afrotropical and Oriental leafhopper subfamily Signoretiinae (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae): Taxonomic notes, new distributional records, and description of two new Signoretia species

Daniela M. Takiya, Christopher H. Dietrich, Chandra A. Viraktamath

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Abstract

The leafhopper subfamily Signoretiinae is redescribed and includes two tribes: Signoretiini Baker and Phlogisini Linnavuori. Redescriptions of included tribes, diagnoses and a taxonomic key to genera are provided. New records for genera of Signoretiinae are as follows: Phlogis in Central African Republic, Malaysia and Thailand; Preta in Thailand; and Signoretia in the Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Taiwan (China). Signoretia pacifica is newly recorded from Cameroon. In addition, detailed illustrations of the male genitalia of the previously described species, Chouious tianzeus, Preta gratiosa, and Signoretia yangli are provided; the male genitalia of Signoretia malaya are described for the first time; and two new species of Signoretia are described, S. delicata sp. n. from the Philippines and S. kintendela sp. n. from the Republic of the Congo.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-323
Number of pages21
JournalZooKeys
Volume319
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 8 2013

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Cicadellidae
new record
Thailand
Hemiptera
Republic of the Congo
new species
male genitalia
Malaya
Central African Republic
taxonomic keys
Zambia
Cameroon
redescriptions
Vietnam
Philippines
Malaysia
Taiwan
China

Keywords

  • Distribution
  • Morphology
  • New species
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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