First record of the tribe Oecleini in Australia (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Fulgoromorpha: Cixiidae) with the description of a new genus and species

Holzinger Werner E., Löcker Birgit
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 63(2): 349-361, 2023
Published online: 28th December 2023
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Abstract: A new genus and species, Apollo maculiceps gen. & sp. nov., in the planthopper family Cixiidae is described from south Western Australia. It can be distinguished from all other Australian Cixiidae by the presence of a denticle on the distal part of the fore coxa, a character that is shared with some other Oecleini genera. Large numbers of Apollo maculiceps gen. & sp. nov. were observed feeding on a native Australian cycad Macrozamia riedlei (family Zamiaceae). This is the first record of the economically important tribe Oecleini from Australia. A revised key to the tribes of the Australian Cixiidae is presented.
Key words: Hemiptera, Delphacoidea, Fulgoroidea, Cicadina, host plant, planthopper, taxonomy, Zamiaceae, Western Australia
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