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1 December 2009 Diversity in New World Stenocranine Planthoppers (Hemiptera: Delphacidae)
Charles R. Bartlett
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The diversity of stenocranine planthoppers and their reported host plants is reviewed and discussed with particular reference to the New World fauna. A new species of Obtusicranus and two new genera (Frameus n. g. with 5 new species, Tanycranus n. g. with 1 new species) are described and illustrated. These taxa are the first stenocranine planthoppers known from Mexico and South America. Members of Frameus and Tanycranus are remarkable for having a greatly elongated head. A key to New World genera of stenocranine planthoppers and keys to species for the genera Obtusicranus and Frameus are provided. Stenocranus maculipes (Berg) described from Argentina is not a stenocranine, but is in the Delphacini and is here referred to incertae sedis. Stenocranus luteivitta (Walker) is not a Stenocranus, and is here referred to Delphacodes. The specimen reported by Hamilton (2006) from Illinois as the Asian genus Terauchiana is here found to be Kelisicranus arundiniphagus.

Charles R. Bartlett "Diversity in New World Stenocranine Planthoppers (Hemiptera: Delphacidae)," Transactions of the American Entomological Society 135(4), 443-486, (1 December 2009).
Published: 1 December 2009
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