Problematode Gaiani, 2017

Selected references
Gaiani 2017a
Flórez-V. 2019a
Overview
Gaiani (2017a) created this genus to include two new species from Venezuela that are of uncertain position with Membracidae. Flórez-V. (2019a) described a third species of Problematode, this one from Colombia. Based on features of its late-instar nymphal exuviae, he placed the genus as of uncertain position within the subfamily Stegaspidinae.
Taxon images
Problematode
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1. Problematode sakakibarai, male ...
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2. Problematode sakakibarai, male ...
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3. Problematode robertoi, anterio...
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4. Problematode r...
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5.Problematode robertoi, lateral
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6.Problematode robertoi, nymph, anterior
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7. Problematode robertoi, nymph, lateral...
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8. Problematode rober...
 
Distribution
Neotropical region: Venezuela: Coastal Montane Forests (Gaiani 2017a) and Colombia (Flórez-V. 2019a).
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Diagnostic characters
Pronotum without posterior process; forewing venation reticulate, anal vein reaching claval suture before diverging abruptly toward anal margin of wing; mesothoracic trochanters fused; meso- and metathoracic coxal cavities exposing thoracic sternites.
Prepared by
Lewis L. Deitz and Stuart H. McKamey, 10 September 2020.