Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

FNZ 40 - Cixiidae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha) - Abstract

Larivière, M-C 1999. Cixiidae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha). Fauna of New Zealand 40, 93 pages.
( ISSN 0111-5383 (print), ; no. 40. ISBN 0-478-09334-9 (print), ). Published 12 Nov 1999


The New Zealand Cixiidae fauna (11 genera, 25 species) is reviewed. Two new genera are described: Chathamaka gen. nov. and Parasemo gen. nov. Three new synonymies are established: Cixius interior Walker = Cixius punctimargo Walker, Malpha iris Myers = Malpha muiri Myers, Semo westlandiae Larivière & Hoch = Huttia harrisi Myers. Cixius interior Walker is removed from the genus Koroana Myers, and Cixius rufifrons Walker is resurrected from synonymy and reinstated as the type species of Koroana. Huttia harrisi Myers is transferred to the genus Semo White. The name Cixius aspilus Walker is found to have been established on a hybrid. Eight new species are described: Aka dunedinensis sp. nov., A. rhodei sp. nov., A. westlandica sp. nov., Chathamaka andrei sp. nov., Cixius inexspectatus sp. nov. (previously recorded as C. aspilus), C. triregius sp. nov., Huttia northlandica sp. nov., and Parasemo hutchesoni sp. nov. A concise review of the taxonomy of all taxa is presented. Genera and species are keyed. Concise descriptions are provided together with illustrations emphasising the most important diagnostic features of the external morphology and male genitalia. Information is given on synonymy, type data, material examined, geographical distribution, and biology.

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