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

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Philippogalla, a new genus for Philipposcopus modestus (Baker) from Philippines, and a new species of Philiposcopus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Idiocerinae) from China

Author
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: 4/18/2017
Publication Date: 7/11/2017
Citation: Xue, Q., Mckamey, S.H., Zhang, Y. 2017. Philippogalla, a new genus for Philipposcopus modestus (Baker) from Philippines, and a new species of Philiposcopus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Idiocerinae) from China. Zootaxa. 4291(1):34-40.

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 describes a new genus and new species of the Philippine fauna of this group, partly 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: A new genus of Idiocerinae, Philippogalla gen. nov., is described and illustrated based on Philipposcopus modestus from Philippines. In addition, a new species Philipposcopus processus sp. nov. is described and illustrated from China.