Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: A new species in the endemic Chilean leafhopper genus Chileanoscopus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Idiocerinae) Author
|Xue, Qingquan - Agricultural University Of China|
|Mckamey, Stuart - Stu|
|Zhang, Yalin - Agricultural University Of China|
Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/5/2017
Publication Date: 3/1/2017
Citation: Xue, Q., Mckamey, S.H., Zhang, Y. 2017. A new species in the endemic Chilean leafhopper genus Chileanoscopus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Idiocerinae). Zootaxa. 4237(3):567-573.
Interpretive Summary: Many plant diseases are spread principally by leafhopper insects. In order to communicate effectively about these pests, it is essential that every species has a name. However, there are many leafhopper groups that have received little attention and therefore contain many undescribed species. This paper described one such species in a group containinf over 116 genera and over 700 species, based on specimens from Chile discovered in the National Insect Collection. It will improve the efficiency of governmental (including APHIS), and research workers in communication and quarantine of potential pest species.
Technical Abstract: A new species, C. serrulatus sp. nov. is described and illustrated from Chile. A redescription of this genus is provided together with a key to species for males.