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Research Project: SYSTEMATICS OF HEMIPTERA AND RELATED GROUPS: PLANT PESTS, PREDATORS, AND DISEASE VECTORS

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Nomenclatural changes in Cicadellidae: Typhlocybinae and Delphacidae (Homoptera).

Author
item Mckamey, Stuart - Stu
item Dmitriev, D. - Illinois Natural History Survey

Submitted to: ZooKeys
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/20/2013
Publication Date: 3/15/2013
Citation: Mckamey, S.H., Dmitriev, D.A. 2013. Nomenclatural changes in Cicadellidae: Typhlocybinae and Delphacidae (Homoptera).. ZooKeys. 277:109-113.

Interpretive Summary: Disease-causing phytoplasms are spread among plants principally by leafhoppers, causing hundreds of millions of dollars of damage to a wide variety of crops every year. In order to communicate effectively about these pests, it is essential that each species have only one name. However, some names refer to multiple species, which can cause confusion. This paper gives new names to establish the one-to-one species and name correspondence to facilitate communication. It will improve the efficiency of governmental (including APHIS), agricultural, and research workers in the dissemination, storage, and retrieval of information on the affected species.

Technical Abstract: New replacement names are proposed for seven species of the subfamily Typhlocybinae; one new synonym is recognized in the family Delphacidae. The following changes are proposed: Empoasca (Empoasca) angustata nom.nov. for Empoasca angusta Linnavuori & DeLong (not Dworakowska); Empoasca (Empoasca) chilensis nom.nov. for Empoasca diversa Linnavuori & DeLong (not Vilbaste); Austroasca verdensis nom. nov. for Empoasca artemisiae Lindberg (not Lethierry); Kropka vidanoi Dworakowska for Erythroneura unipunctata Dlabola (not Cerutti); Zyginella vietnamica nom. nov. for Zyginella melichari Dworakowska (not Kirkaldy); Eupteryx (Eupteryx) dlabolai nom. nov. for Eupteryx octonotata Dlabola (not Hardy); Baaora ahmedi nom. nov. for Baaora spinosa (Ahmed) (not Beamer); Paradelphacodes insolitus Dmitriev is synonymized with Paradelphacodes gvosdevi (Mitjaev), syn. nov.