A new species of the myrmecomorphic planthopper genus Formiscurra (Fulgoroidea: Caliscelidae) from Ethiopia
Gnezdilov Vladimir M.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(1): 17-22, 2019
Published online: 25th January 2019
Published in print: 10th August 2019
Abstract: Formiscurra atlas sp. nov. is described from southwestern Ethiopia. It
represents the first record of the genus Formiscurra Gnezdilov &
Viraktamath, 2011 (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Caliscelidae) from Africa. The
relationships of Formiscurra to other African taxa of Caliscelidae as well as
myrmecomorphy in Auchenorrhyncha are discussed. A photograph of a live specimen
of Formiscurra indicus Gnezdilov & Viraktamath, 2011 and an identification
key to both species are given.
Key words: Hemiptera, Fulgoromorpha, Caliscelini, planthoppers, morphology, taxonomy, myrmecomorphy, Ethiopia, Afrotropical Region