n African Entomology - On (Evans) with a new synonymy of Paraphrodini with Chiasmini (Hemiptera : Cicadellidae : Deltocephalinae)

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



Characters of the female genitalia (pygofer, first, second and third valvulae) of (Evans) are described for the first time. These observations suggest that the genus belongs in Chiasmini. It is placed in this tribe, placement n., resulting in the recognition of Paraphrodini Linnavuori 1979 as a junior synonym of Chiasmini Distant 1908, syn. n. Observations of males of from four countries (Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and South Africa) revealed a substantial amount of morphological variation. The specimen from Guinea shows some unique character states which differentiate it from specimens from other locations. Previous and recent classifications and phylogenetic analyses regarding Germar, Singh-Pruthi, Distant and Linnavuori are discussed along with the similarity found in the metatibial apical pecten in (Chiasmini) and (Eupelicini). New records for from South Africa are recorded.

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