Two new Brazilian species of the Neotropical sharpshooter genus Ruppeliana (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadellidae)

R. A. de Carvalho, R. R. Cavichioli, L. G. N. Rodrigues, Ana Clara Gonçalves

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Abstract

Two new Ruppeliana Young, 1977 species are described and illustrated based on specimens from the states of Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais, Brazil. The new species are easily distinguished from other Ruppeliana Young, 1977 by their color pattern. Ruppeliana caelimaculata sp. nov. has red to dark red forewings with whitish-blue transverse maculae, and R. flavivirescens sp. nov. has brownish-red forewings with greenish-yellow longitudinal stripes. The female genitalia are for the first time described and illustrated in detail for species of the genus.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-87
Number of pages7
JournalZoologia
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2014

Keywords

  • INHS
  • Leafhopper
  • Cicadellinae
  • Taxonomy
  • Auchenorrhyncha
  • Membracoidea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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