Reassessment of some of Kirkaldy's Australian species of Delphacini (Hemiptera: Delphacidae: Delphacinae)

Glenn A. Bellis, John F. Donaldson

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The following nomenclatural changes are provided for Australian Delphacini: Queenslandicesa fennahi sp. nov. (= Thymalops anderida sensu Fennah); Yangdelphax jihyuetanica gen. et sp. nov. (=Hadeodelphax pluto sensu Yang), with Yangdelphax afurculus (Guo & Liang) comb. nov.; Gelastodelphax Kirkaldy stat. rev., with type species, G. histrionica, redescribed; Nycheuma anderida (Kirkaldy) comb. nov. (=Dicranotropis cognata Muir syn. nov.); Delphax albotristriata Kirkaldy (=Delphax thyestes Kirkaldy syn. n.). Sardia Melichar (=Hadeodelphax Kirkaldy syn. rev.) and Sardia rostrata Melichar (=Hadeodelphax pluto Kirkaldy syn. rev.) and Hadeodelphax pluto pluto Kirkaldy (=Hadeodelphax pluto pallidior Kirkaldy syn. rev.); Delphax disonymos Kirkaldy (=Delphax hyas Kirkaldy syn. nov.); Delphax anemonias Kirkaldy (=Delphax pylaon Kirkaldy syn. nov.). All species currently assigned to the genus Matutinus Distant, a junior homonym of Matutinus Macleay, are transferred to the new genus Distantinus. Lectotypes are designated for Gelastodelphax histrionicus Kirkaldy, Hadeodelphax pluto Kirkaldy, Hadeodelphax pluto pallidior Kirkaldy, Delphax anemonias Kirkaldy, D. matanitu Kirkaldy, D. pylaon Kirkaldy, D. thyestes Kirkaldy, D. albotristriata Kirkaldy, D. hyas Kirkaldy and Dicranotropis anderida Kirkaldy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-260
Number of pages14
JournalAustral Entomology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016


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