Metcalfiella Goding, 1929

Synonyms (and unplaced invalid names)
Metcalfiella Goding, 1929
Selected references
Goding 1929c
McKamey and Deitz 1991c
McKamey and Deitz 1996a
McKamey 1998a
Godoy, Miranda, and Nishida 2006a
Overview
With 26 species, Metcalfiella is the largest genus within the tribe Hoplophorionini (McKamey and Deitz 1991c). Members of this genus exhibit parental care of their eggs and nymphs. Some species are pests of avocado, cacao, or coffee. Metcalfiella species occur widely in the Neotropical region (but not the West Indies), and one species is reported also from Nearctic Mexico.
Taxon history
McKamey and Deitz (1991a) reviewed the taxonomic history of Metcalifella, a genus long confused with Hoplophorion and Ochropepla.
Taxon images
Metcalfiella
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1.Metcalfiella gigantea
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2. Metcalfiella vicina female with...
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3.Metcalfiella vicina
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4.Metcalfiella
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5. Metcalfiella c...
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6.Metcalfiella monogramma
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7.Metcalfiella monogramma
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8. Metcalfiella mo...
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9.Metcalfiella monogramma
 
Acoustic calls
[listen] Metcalfiella (Membracidae: Membracinae: Hoplophorionini), male courtship call. Copyright © 2008, by Reginald B. Cocroft.
Distribution
Neotropical and Nearctic regions. Although not reported from the West Indies, species of Metcalfiella occur widely in the rest of the Neotropical region, especially in humid montane regions. Nearctic records are limited to M. monogramma (Germar) from Mexico (Queretaro and questionably Baja California).
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Prepared by
Lewis L. Deitz, Stuart H. McKamey, Olivia Evangelista, and Mark J. Rothschild, 28 August 2014.