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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 unusual Ceresini (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Smiliinae)

item McKamey, Stuart - Stu

Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/30/2017
Publication Date: 6/22/2017
Citation: Mckamey, S.H. 2017. Two new species of unusual Ceresini (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Smiliinae). Zootaxa. 4281(1):115-119.

Interpretive Summary: Treehoppers cause damage to many crops and horticultural 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 describes two new species, including diagnoses that will aid identification if intercepted as pests. It will improve the efficiency of governmental (including APHIS), and research workers in communication and quarantine of potential pest species from Central and South America.

Technical Abstract: Cyphonia sakakibarai, n. sp. from Brazil, and Poppea unispina, n. sp. from Costa Rica are described. Both species differ in form and coloration from existing species.