Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: Redescription of Pseudophera heveli Kramer (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) with the first description of the female
Submitted to: ZooKeys
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/23/2020
Publication Date: 10/20/2020
Citation: Mckamey, S.H. 2020. Redescription of Pseudophera heveli Kramer (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) with the first description of the female. ZooKeys. 976:101-107. https://doi.org/zookeys.pensoft.net/article/54582/.
Interpretive Summary: Leafhoppers,and specificallly sharpshooter cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to agricultural and ornamental plants each year. Some pests have not yet been described. In this paper, a new species of sharpshooter leafhopper is described from Costa Rica. This work will enable federal agencies, including the Animal and Plant Inspection Service, to identify and quarantine potential pest species intercepted at US borders, and help other researchers studying leafhoppers.
Technical Abstract: Pseudophera heveli Kramer is redescribed from Monteverde, Costa Rica. The female is described for the first time. Thirteen images of the species are provided, including genitalia.