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Neotropical Treehoppers: Recent Discoveries
2015-02-09
Sakakibara, A. M. 2014. A new species of Oeda (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Stegaspidinae) from Madre de Dios, Peru. Zoologia 31 (6): 557–560. [available online]

This work describes a new Peruvian treehopper, Oeda (Oeda) mielkei.

Lencioni-Neto, F.; Sakakibara, A. M. 2014 . Registro da ocorrência de Enchenopa beebei (Haviland) (Hemiptera, Membracidae) para o Brasil. [Registration of occurrence of Enchenopa beebei (Haviland) for Brazil.] Revista Univap (São José dos Campos-SP-Brasil) 20 (35): 86-92. [available online]

Enchenopa beebei (Haviland, 1925), previously known from Guiana, is reported from remnants of the Atlantic Forest, State of São Paulo, Brazil.

New Telamonine Treehopper from Costa Rica: Mutilifolia nishidai
2015-01-23
Wallace, M. S. 2015a. A striking new treehopper genus Mutilifolia (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Smiliinae: Telamonini), from Costa Rica. Zootaxa 3914 (1): 83–88.



© 2015, Kenji Nishida

The new genus and species Mutilifolia nishidai differs from those of all known telamonine genera in bearing two recurved teeth on the male style clasp. The species is named in honor of treehopper enthusiast Kenji Nishida, who collected the type material at the Monteverde Biological Station in the highlands of Costa Rica. Kenji regularly contributes exceptional photos of treehoppers to this Website, including the images above. The pronotum of Mutilifolia--folicaceous, highly elevated, largely green--is similar to that in species of Antianthe, Archasia, and Hemicardiacus.

Colombian Membracidae: 474 Species in 116 Genera
2015-01-15
Flórez-V., C.; Wolff, M. I.; Cardona-Duque, J. 2015a. Contribution to the taxonomy of the family Membracidae Rafinesque (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha) in Colombia. Zootaxa 3910 (1): 1–261. [in English with Spanish abstract]

With color images, diagnoses, and a key for identifying the membracid genera of Colombia, this publication increases the numbers of membracids reported for that country to 116 genera and 474 species. This research was based on the literature, field collections and observations (2011 to 2014), and the examination 3744 specimens held in ten entomological collections in Colombia. The authors provide data on biology and distribution for each genus and also highlight features differentiating the genera Anobilia and Stilbophora (Smiliinae: Tragopini), referring six species from the former to the latter as new combinations.

Membracid Types at the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo
2014-12-15
Evangelista, O.; Santos, G. I. M. dos; Lamas, C. E. 2014a. An annotated catalogue of the Membracidae types in the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadomorpha). Zootaxa 3895(1): 1–30.

This useful catalogue documents 106 primary and 171 secondary membracid types held at the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo (MZSP). These specimens represent 82 nominal species in 17 treehopper tribes (8 subfamilies). The authors include notes on taxonomy, extensive literature sources, and for each type: precise label data and notes on the condition of the preserved material.

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