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

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Immature of the New World Treehopper tribe Thuridini (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Smiliinae) with a new synonym, new combination, and new country record

Author
item Mckamey, Stuart - Stu
item Porter, Mitchell - University Of Maryland

Submitted to: ZooKeys
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/8/2015
Publication Date: 1/28/2016
Citation: Mckamey, S.H., Porter, M.J. 2016. Immature of the New World Treehopper tribe Thuridini (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Smiliinae) with a new synonym, new combination, and new country record. ZooKeys. 557:85-91.

Interpretive Summary: Treehoppers include pests of soybean, avocado, maple, and citrus but the immature stages are unknown for the vast majority of species. This paper describes and illustrates, for the first time, the immature of a tropical genus, based on 75 features. This will help researchers studying the evolutionary history of treehoppers and regulatory agencies such as APHIS.

Technical Abstract: The species Thuris depressus Sakakibara (1975) is proposed as a n. syn. of Thuris binodosus (Goding 1926), n. comb. The distribution of the genus is expanded from Brazil and Peru to include Ecuador, and the immature is described based on 75 characters.