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Research Project: Systematics of Hemiptera and Related Groups: Plant Pests, Predators and Disease Vectors

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: A new species in the endemic Chilean leafhopper genus Chileanoscopus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Idiocerinae)

Author
item Xue, Qingquan - Agricultural University Of China
item Mckamey, Stuart - Stu
item 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.