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

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Two new species of Cyphotes Burmeister, 1835 (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Darninae)

item GONZALES-MOZO, LAURA - Rutgers University
item McKamey, Stuart - Stu
item WARE, JESSICA - Rutgers University
item HAMILTON, G. - Rutgers University

Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/14/2017
Publication Date: 6/22/2017
Citation: Gonzales-Mozo, L., Mckamey, S.H., Ware, J., Hamilton, G. 2017. Two new species of Cyphotes Burmeister, 1835 (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Darninae). Zootaxa. 4281(1):108-114.

Interpretive Summary: Treehoppers cause damage to many crops and horticultral plants, such as citrus, avocado, blackberry, maples, and willow. 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 undescribed species. One such groups contains over 116 genera and over 700 species. This paper revises a Neotropical group that is a pest of lemon in Ecuador. with descriptions of two new species, along with new distribution records, based in part 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 South America

Technical Abstract: Two new species in the genus Cyphotes Burmeister, 1835 (Darninae: Darnini) are described, including Cyphotes colombiensis sp. nov. and Cyphotes sakakibarai sp. nov. A key is provided to distinguish the known species of Cyphotes. Colombia and Peru are new country records for the genus.