Two New Publications: the Diversity of Auchenorrhyncha and a New Species of Telamona
Bartlett, C. R; Deitz, L. L.; Dmitriev, D. A.; Sanborn, A. F.; Soulier-Perkins, A.; Wallace, M. S. 2018a. The diversity of the true hoppers (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha). pp. 501-590; color plates 11.3-11.5. In Foottit, R. G.; Adler, P. H. (eds.). Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society, Vol 2. (1st edit.). John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey. xxxv + 987 pp. + 21 color plates. [Chapter 19 presents a detailed overview of the 34 families of the suborder Auchenorrhyncha (treehoppers, leafhopppers, planthoppers, froghoppers [or spittlebugs], and cicadas). With an extensive list of references and 19 figures (or groups of figures), the chapter also has a summary of data on life-history patterns in the family Membracidae, as well as recent counts of the numbers of genera and species for the higher taxa of Auchenorrhyncha (superfamilies, families, and subfamilies) known from each of the major zoogeographic regions. Worldwide, the suborder includes 43,024 extent species placed among 5,965 genera.]

Wallace, M. S. 2018a. A new species of Telamonini from the eastern United States and the taxonomic limits of Telamona salvini Distant (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Smiliinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 120(3): 605-615. [This well-illustrated work describes Telamona stephani, n. sp., from the eastern U.S., and clarifies the taxonomic limits of T. salvini Distant, known from Guatemala, and T. subfulcata Van Duzee, which is reinstated as a valid species from the eastern U.S. The new Telamona is named in honor of David L. Stephan (N.C. State University), who collected the holotype and allotype specimens.]

Photos of the 26th Annual Treehopper Aggregation: 1-3 June 2018, Little Orleans, Maryland
Although the rained poured more than a little, especially at the night, this year’s Treehopper Gathering will go down as another great success as documented in the photos below, all kindly provided by Matt Bertone.

Fig. 1. The 23 participants for 2018 were from left to right: Nate Nazdrowicz, Katie Weglare, Vinton Thompson, Anthony T. Gonzon, Dawn Flynn, Mark Rothschild, Lewis Deitz, Charles Bartlett, Matt Wallace, Daniel Wilczek, Stuart McKamey, Lawrence Barringer, Celeste Copay, Ashley Kennedy, Matt Bertone, Laura Veru, Lee Coats, Becca Robertson, Anthony Deczynski, Devan George, Tyler Hagerty, Abby Clarke, and [Brandon Ruhe, not present for photo]. Designer T-shirts: Nate wore the same shirt also in group photos for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017; Vinton sported a shirt from the 12th International Auchenorrhyncha Congress & 5th International Workshop on Leafhoppers and Planthoppers of Economic Importance, University of California, Berkeley, August 2005; Dawn and Charles flaunted shirts celebrating, respectively, the 20th (2012) and 25th (2017) Anniversaries of our Annual Treehopper Gathering. (Photo Copyright © 2018, by Matthew A. Bertone.)


Lots of treehoppers (Figs. 2, Telamona decorata and 3, Cyrtolobus inermis) and other biological specimens were collected (Figs. 4, Becca with Io moth, 5, insect collectors, 6 Abby with Luna moth), photographed (Figs. 7, dustywing, 8, cup fungus, 9, giant thrips, 10, black fish fly,11, xystodemid millipede, 12, metallic wood borer,, 13, gall midge, 14, bracket fungus, 15, orange patched smoky moth), identified, swapped, lent, or donated among group participants. (Photos Copyright © 2018, by Matthew A. Bertone.)

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Other activities included feasting (Fig. 16, dedicated group organizer Charles Bartlett cleaning up after our group dinner), relaxing (Fig. 17), socializing, catching up on various research projects, swimming, hiking, and collecting fossils (Figs. 18-20). For more photos of the Gathering, see Matt Bertone’s images at activities and floral and fauna. (Photos Copyright © 2018, by Matthew A. Bertone.)

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Z. P. Metcalf Collection of Literature on Auchenorrhyncha
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Kenji Nishida’s Treehopper Postings on "Web National Geographic Japan"
Below are links to postings in "Daily Life Centered on Insects" with treehopper images by "exploratory entomologist" Kenji Nishida. These 31 items are on the free Website "Web National Geographic Japan". Although the online texts are in Japanese, scientific names are also provided. We are most grateful to Kenji for compiling the index below, including English translations of his titles. To advance through items with more than one page, click "2" or ">" [the "next" button]. The online photos and text are under the following copyrights: ©National Geographic Society. ©National Geographic Partners, LLC. ©Nikkei National Geographic Inc. All rights reserved. Kenji also frequently contributes wonderful images to the Treehoppers project as one of our early collaborators.

#149 The mysterious treehopper nymph became adult and is a new species
#148 For three years, searching for mysterious spiny treehopper nymphs
#140 The rain tells rainy season, the forest tinted in gold
#139 The moment when gorgeous pronotum comes out
#138 Bizarre treehopper, having “Takekoptaa”
#137 Wasps chewed and came out from live treehopper nymphs (movies available)
#136 Treehoppers that resemble caterpillar-droppings
#135 Pop-art treehoppers
#132 Polyglypta treehoppers make leaves wilt
#131 Elongated treehoppers, Polyglypta
#129 Honeydew of “Konpeitou” candy-looking treehoppers
#127 Treehoppers sing love songs
#124 Rare species! Moss-mimicking treehopper
#121 Face of witch? Treehopper photo gallery
#120 Thinking of the meaning of strange forms of treehoppers
#119 Red treehopper, Blue treehopper, Yellow treehopper
#118 Met with a huge treehopper in a vegetable farm
#117 By rearing, it became a “Kuramatengu” treehopper
#116 Mother treehopper carefully looking after her eggs
#113 Bathroom insect photo studio
#94 Molting shells have enlightened their hidden life style
#Extra The name of the new species is Mutilifolia nishidai
#79 The camera I have been using for more than 12 years
#76 Scientists discuss enthusiastically until finding out the name of a treehopper
#45 Nishida’s style white background photography
#34 “Odd” insects are also found in Japan!
#28 “Odd” insects
#16 Didn’t know that eggplant is so popular!
#12 Rain, Rain, Rain! Who’s merrymaking?
#4 Rainy season has come! What’s falling down from the ceiling?
#1 Kenji Nishida is an exploratory entomologist.

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