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The Leafhoppers (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha) of Papua Indonesia

by Carl Schulz

Leafhoppers are the smaller cicadas of this order. They don't produce sounds like their bigger "brothers", the Singing Cicadas. Larvae of the Singing Cicadas live in the ground, while most of the immature stages of Leafhoppers live above the ground, on vegetation, sometimes protected by blotches of foam (Cicadellidae). In Papua the Leafhoppers are represented by the superfamilies Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers), Cercopoidea Froghoppers or Spittlebugs), Cicadelloidea (True Leafhoppers) and Membracoidea (Treehoppers).


The checklist is based on all relevant literature and additional collection records.

Listed Papua species: 190 [66 endemic for Papua]

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FULGOROIDEA

FULGORIDAE

Lystrinae

Birdantis Stål, 1863

sg. Birdantis Stål, 1863

bernhardi Lallemand, 1959

bloetei Lallemand, 1959 [endemic]

dorsinigra Lallemand, 1959 [endemic]

enyo Fennah, 1977

hesperugo Fennah, 1977 [endemic]

lineatifrons (Schmidt, 1907)

semihyalina (Distant, 1906)

similis Schmidt, 1911

sg. Myrilla Distant, 1888

obscura Distant, 1888
distanti Metcalf, 1947

papuana Distant, 1906
nigromaculata Schmidt, 1906

Amyclinae

Hariola Stål, 1863

tiarata Stål, 1863

Ulasia Stål, 1863

carnion Fennah, 1977 [endemic]

cynaxa Fennah, 1977 [endemic]

magica Stål, 1863

procera Schmidt, 1911 [endemic]

saundersi Stål, 1863

theano Fennah, 1977 [endemic]

Aphaeninae

Desudaba Walker, 1858

insularis Schmidt, 1911

scylla Distant, 1888

Neolieftinckana Lallemand, 1963

dorsirubra (Lallemand, 1959)

fuscata (Guérin-Méneville, 1838) [endemic]

Saramel Fennah, 1977

araxes Fennah, 1977 [endemic]

caphira Fennah, 1977 [endemic]

toxopeusi (Lallemand, 1959)

Bloeteanella Lallemand, 1959

translucida Lallemand, 1959 [endemic]

 

FLATIDAE

Flatinae

Mimophantia Matsumura, 1900

maritima Matsumura, 1900

Siphanta Stål, 1862

acuta (Walker, 1851)
lucindae Kirkaldy, 1906

patruelis (Stål, 1859)
togo Kirkaldy, 1906
maculata Lallemand, 1935

Colgar Kirkaldy, 1900

asperum (Melichar, 1902)

bespectum Medler, 1989

calcum Medler, 2000 [Medler erroneously mentioned it endemic for Papua: Malu is PNG]

chlorospilum (Walker, 1870)
monoleuca Walker, 1870
quadripunctata Walker, 1870
birarae Kirkaldy, 1905
pokiana Distant, 1910

duxor Medler, 2000

elatum Medler, 1989

ligorum Medler, 1989

missior Medler, 1989

orisum Medler, 1989

rakum Medler, 2000

satum Medler, 2000 [endemic]

surrectum (Melichar, 1902)
notata Melichar, 1902

tricolor Distant, 1910

wadum Medler, 2000 [endemic]

Colgaroides Distant, 1910

acuminata (Walker, 1851)
frontalis Melichar, 1902
circumcincta Jacobi, 1928

Cromgar Medler, 2000

lacerum Medler, 2000

oculum Medler, 2000 [endemic]

rubellum Medler, 2000

sparkum Medler, 2000 [endemic]

Erotana Medler, 2000

ruberis Medler, 2000 [endemic]

tagalis Medler, 2000

Garanta Medler, 2000

opaca Medler, 2000 [endemic]

Ijagar Medler, 2000

maculum Medler, 2000 [endemic]

Utakwana Distant, 1914

rubromaculata Distant, 1914 [endemic]

Papuanella Distant, 1914

despecta (Melichar, 1902)
mirabilis Distant, 1914

kwena Medler, 2000 [endemic]

lemapa Medler, 2000 [endemic]

mutior Medler, 2000

papija Medler, 2000

rufilinea (Walker, 1870) [endemic]

sarapa Medler, 2000 [endemic]

similata Medler, 1989

tenapa Medler, 2000

torima Medler, 2000

Sephena Melichar, 1902

abcina Medler, 2000 [endemic]

albescens (Walker, 1870) [endemic]
obtusa Walker, 1870

astigma Medler, 2000

besula Medler, 2000

bifidex Medler, 2000

conforma Medler, 1989

corata Medler, 2000 [endemic]

digita Medler, 2000 [endemic]

dulena Medler, 2000 [endemic]

gatula Medler, 2000 [endemic]

guttifera Melichar, 1902 [endemic]

intexa Medler, 2000

ketena Medler, 2000

kuloma Medler, 2000

medova Medler, 2000 [endemic]

nadira Medler, 2000 [endemic]

nivosa (Walker, 1870) [endemic]

opara Medler, 2000 [endemic]

ramana Medler, 2000

rosata Medler, 2000

rubrovenosa Melichar, 1902
pulchra Melichar, 1902

scutellata Melichar, 1902

spargula (Walker, 1870)
roseosparsa Walker, 1870

tagosa Medler, 2000

widena Medler, 2000

wista Medler, 2000 [endemic]

Acrophaea Melichar, 1902

fasciata Melichar, 1902

dianata Medler, 2000

Demina Medler, 2000

anigis Medler, 2000 [endemic]

Neosephena Medler, 2000

novara Medler, 2000

Paratella Melichar, 1902

iodipennis (Guérin-Méneville, 1838) [endemic]

Taparella Medler, 1989

amata (Walker, 1870)
discoidalis Melichar, 1902
miniata Melichar, 1902

ambigua Medler, 1991

delicata Medler, 1991 [endemic]

doryca (Boisduval, 1835)
roseoalba Melichar, 1902

intacta (Walker, 1870)

invasa (Walker, 1870) [endemic]

minima Medler, 1989

Trisephena Medler, 1990

metrior Medler, 1990

rubeola Medler, 1990

zestreya Medler, 1990

Neocromna Distant, 1910

bistriguttata (Stål, 1863)
similata Melichar, 1902
tripunctata Melichar, 1902
rubromaculata Distant, 1910

hastifera (Walker, 1870)
atromaculatus Distant, 1910

Neodaksha Distant, 1910

agrossa Medler, 1996

carbona Medler, 2000 [endemic]

mirana Medler, 2000

quadriguttata (Walker, 1870) [endemic]

sordida Medler, 2000

Paradaksha Distant, 1910

composita (Melichar, 1902)

furtiva (Melichar, 1902)

meeki Distant, 1910

Shadaka Medler, 2000

petita Medler, 2000 [endemic]

Dascanga Medler, 2000

enigma Medler, 2000 [endemic]

Talopsus Medler, 1989

variabilis Medler, 1989

 

Flatoidinae

Atracis Stål, 1866

fasciata (Walker, 1870)
semialbus Walker, 1870

plagiata (Walker, 1870) [endemic]

pyralis (Guérin-Méneville, 1831)
illota Melichar, 1902
nexa Melichar, 1902
patula Melichar, 1902

scissa (Melichar, 1902)

subrufescens (Walker, 1870)

Jamella Kirkaldy, 1906

eurans Medler, 1990

mimica Medler, 1990

Malleja Medler, 1990

distincta Medler, 1990

 

CICADELLOIDEA

CICADELLIDAE

Cicadellinae

Archeguina Young, 1993

disparata Young, 1993

intersticta Young, 1993

melanota Young, 1993

spatulata Young, 1993

Bharata Distant, 1918

repulsa Melichar, 1926

Nitidoguina Young, 1986

calva Young, 1986

quatei Young, 1986 [endemic]

irianensis Young, 1986 [endemic]

sedlaceki Young, 1986

wana Young, 1986 [endemic]

Resimaguina Young, 1986

liemba Young, 1986 [endemic]

sulla Young, 1986

bergmani Young, 1986 [endemic]

capitonis Young, 1986 [endemic]

Paguinapua Young, 1986

incana Young, 1986

facialis Young, 1986 [endemic]

Arragsia Young, 1986

basalaris Young, 1986 [endemic]

carca Young, 1986

parallela Young, 1986

Breviguina Young, 1986

slipia Young, 1986

Ronjpelana Young, 1986

krombeini Young, 1986

igatua Young, 1986 [endemic]

warisensis Young, 1986 [endemic]

micheneri Young, 1986

emarginata Young, 1986

parva Young, 1986

Roguina Young, 1986

bachusi Young, 1986

delineata Young, 1986 [endemic]

tricornis Young, 1986 [endemic]

defecta Young, 1986 [endemic]

Conogonia Breddin, 1903

sayori (Distant, 1888)

trucidula Breddin, 1903 [endemic]

Conoguinula Young, 1986

coeruleopennis (Fabricius, 1803)
lactea Signoret, 1853
pasiphae Kirkaldy, 1906
parthaon Kirkaldy, 1906

Castanoguina Young, 1986

caudicula Young, 1986

ribombera Young, 1986

Trachyguina Young, 1986

flebilis Young, 1986

Graptoguina Young, 1986

brassi Young, 1986

grata Young, 1986 [endemic]

Heteroguina Young, 1986

cheesmanae Young, 1986 [endemic]

bomberiensis Young, 1986 [endemic]

wollastoni Young, 1986 [endemic]

brandti Young, 1986

Latiguina Young, 1986

oribata Young, 1986

siranca Young, 1986

gressitti Young, 1986

scopulifera Young, 1986 [endemic]

paulula Young, 1986 [endemic]

Ateloguina Young, 1986

taeniola Young, 1986

Moruloguina Young, 1986

penthetria Young, 1986 [endemic]

Melanguina Young, 1986

dulpela Young, 1986

bimaculata Young, 1986

diversa Young, 1986 [endemic]

lugentis Young, 1986

kisima Young, 1986 [endemic]

Tuguinana Young, 1986

gressittorum Young, 1986

Unguinana Young, 1986

diversa Young, 1986

Cofana Melichar, 1926

gelbata Young, 1986

hoogstraali Young, 1979

klossi (Distant, 1914)

maai Young, 1979

nigrilinea (Stål, 1870)

spectra (Distant, 1908)
albida Signoret, 1853 (homonym)

subvirescens (Stål, 1870)

unimaculata (Signoret, 1854)
punctum Taschenberg, 1884
mimica Distant, 1908
tripunctifrons Banks, 1910
differentialis Baker, 1914
hopinensis Distant, 1918

Nephotettix Matsumura, 1902

nigropictus (Stål, 1870)

virescens Distant, 1908


last update 10th January 2013


Literature

Medler, J.T., 1989. New Guinea Flatidae (Homoptera): Species collected on economic and other plants, with descriptions of new species. Bishop Museum Bulletins in Entomology 2: 1-79.
Medler, J.T., 2000. Flatidae of New Guinea and adjacent areas (Homoptera: Fulgoroidea). Bishop Museum Bulletins in Entomology 8: 1-117.
Nagai, S. & T. Porion, 1996. Fulgoridae 2, Illustrated catalogue of the Asiatic and Australian fauna. 80 pp. Sciences Nat, Venette.
Wilson, M.R., J.A.Turner & S.H.Mac.Kamey, 2009. Sharpshooter Leafhoppers Part.1 old world cicadellini. National Museum of Wales.
Young, D.A., 1986. Taxonomic study of the Cicadellinae (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) Part 3. Old World Cicadellini. Technical Bulletin 281: 1-639.