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

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Taxonomic revision of the Malaysian Idiocerinae (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), with description of new taxa

item XUE, QINGQUAN - Northwest Agricultural & Forestry University
item McKamey, Stuart - Stu
item ZHANG, YALIN - Northwest Agricultural & Forestry University

Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/21/2016
Publication Date: 1/27/2017
Citation: Xue, Q., Mckamey, S.H., Zhang, Y. 2017. Taxonomic revision of the Malaysian Idiocerinae (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), with description of new taxa. Zootaxa. 4226(3):405-408.

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. One such groups contains over 116 genera and over 700 species. This paper revises the Malayan fauna of this group, with descriptions of one new genus and two new species, along with several new distribution records, largely based on specimens 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 from Asia.

Technical Abstract: The subfamily Idiocerinae is revised for Malaysia. Ten genera and 13 species have been recognized including 1 new genus, Serridiocerus n. gen., 2 new species, Serridiocerus membranaceus n. sp. and Burmascopus longidens n. sp., 3 newly recorded genera and 2 newly recorded species: Burmascopus n. rec., Chunra n. rec., Philipposcopus n. rec., Chunra australis n. rec., Philipposcopus maquilingensis n. rec.. A checklist and a key to species of Malaysian Idiocerinae are also provided.