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

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Redescription of the Phillippine leafhopper genus Iposcopus Baker (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Idiocerinae)

item QINGQUAN, XUE - Department Of Forestry - China
item McKamey, Stuart - Stu
item ZHANG, YALIN - Department Of Forestry - China

Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/22/2017
Publication Date: 6/15/2017
Citation: Qingquan, X., Mckamey, S.H., Zhang, Y. 2017. Redescription of the Phillippine leafhopper genus Iposcopus Baker (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Idiocerinae). Zootaxa. 4277(1):122-128.

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 can be identified accurately. However, there are many leafhopper groups that have received little attention and therefore contain some species that have been pooly of incompletely described. This paper redescribes two such species in a group containing over 116 genera and over 700 species, based on specimens from he Philippines 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 Phillippine leafhopper genus Iposcopus Baker is redescribed. The male and female genitalia of I. breviceps and I. distanti are described and illustrated for the first time.