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Title: A new species of Eutettix (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Deltocephalinae) from Wisconsin

item McKamey, Stuart - Stu

Submitted to: ZooKeys
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/14/2015
Publication Date: 1/28/2016
Citation: Mckamey, S.H. 2016. A new species of Eutettix (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Deltocephalinae) from Wisconsin. ZooKeys. 557:79-83.

Interpretive Summary: Many plant diseases are spread principally by leafhopper insects, which trasmit dangerous and sometimes fatal diseases, principally pathogenic phytoplasms. However, there are still many undescribed species in this group, even in the USA. This paper describes a new leafhopper species from Wisconsin that was found on Northern pin oak in a nursery. It will be of use to governmental agencies (including state extension agents), as well as agricultural and research workers dealing with leafhoppers.

Technical Abstract: Eutettix latoides, n. sp., is described from central Wisconsin. It most closely resembles the Californian species E. latus Hepner, and was collected from Quercus ellipsoidalis.