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Lophopidae

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Lophopidae is a family of fulgoroid plant-hoppers with most species found in tropical South America and Asia (two genera occur in Africa).[2]

Characteristics

Most members of the family are characterized by the face being longer than wide with at least two lateral ridges (the median ridge/carina may be absent). The hind tibia can bear some spines, two to three (about four may be seen in the Eurybrachyidae). Lateral ocelli are present below the compound eye and slightly in front of it.[3] The wings are broad and held somewhat flat and the wings are often patterned. The nymphs have two long tails and many members have slightly flattened front tibiae.[4][5]

Subfamilies, tribes and genera

Elasmoscelis sp.

Two subfamilies are currently recognised; the Catalogue of Life and FLOW list:

Lophopinae

Auth.: Stål, 1866

Menoscinae

Magia subocellata

Auth.: Melichar, 1915; selected genera:

  • Tribe Acarnini Baker, 1925 (PNG, Australia)
  • Tribe Carrioniini Emeljanov, 2013 (Central & South America: monotypic)
  • Tribe Menoscini Melichar, 1915 (Indo-China, Malesia)
  • Tribe Virgiliini Emeljanov, 2013 (PNG, Philippines)

incertae sedis

References

  1. ^ Stål C. (1866) Hemiptera Homoptera Latr. Hemiptera Africana, 4: 1-276.
  2. ^ FLOW: Lophopidae Stål, 1866 (retrieved 16 March 2022)
  3. ^ Soulier-Perkins, Adeline (2001). "The Phylogeny of the Lophopidae and the Impact of Sexual Selection and Coevolutionary Sexual Conflict". Cladistics. 17: 56–78. doi:10.1006/clad.2000.0152.
  4. ^ Soulier-Perkins, Adeline (1998). "The Lophopidae (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha): Description of three new genera and key to the genera of the family" (PDF). European Journal of Entomology. 95: 599–618.
  5. ^ Hamilton, K.G. Andrew (2011). "Making sense of Fulgoroidea (Hemiptera): new phylogenetic evidence". Cicadina. 12: 57–79.

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Lophopidae: Brief Summary

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Lophopidae is a family of fulgoroid plant-hoppers with most species found in tropical South America and Asia (two genera occur in Africa).

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