Keys To the Families of Cicadomorpha and Subfamilies and Tribes of Cicadellidae (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha)

  • Dietrich C
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Abstract

Illustrated keys to adults reflecting the current higher classification are provided for fami- lies of Cicadomorpha (cicadas, spittlebugs, leafhoppers, and treehoppers) and for subfami- lies and tribes of Cicadellidae (leafhoppers), excluding Deltocephalinae. The following families (and superfamilies) are recognized: Cicadidae and Tettigarctidae (Cicadoidea); Aph- rophoridae, Cercopidae, Clastopteridae, Epipygidae, and Machaerotidae (Cercopoidea); Aetalionidae, Cicadellidae, Melizoderidae, Membracidae, Myerslopiidae (Membracoidea). The higher classification of Cicadellidae is currently undergoing revision, but a provisional key to subfamilies and tribes (except Deltocephalinae) is provided. Two new synonymies are proposed: Signoretiinae Baker, 1915 equals Phlogisinae Linnavuori, 1979, new synonym ; Iassini Walker, 1870, equals Hyalojassini Evans, 1972, new synonym .

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  • homoptera
  • identification
  • morphology
  • phylogeny
  • taxonomy

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  • C. H. Dietrich

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