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New leafhopper species named after University of Illinois entomologist

Date:
October 9, 2014
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Entomological Society of America
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Three new species of leafhoppers from China in the genus Futasujinus were recently identified during a review of leafhoppers in museum collections in China, the UK, and Illinois. One of them, Futasujinus dietrichi, was 'named after Dr. Chris Dietrich, University of Illinois, USA, in recognition of his good work on leafhoppers.'
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Dorsal views of F. hastatus, F. truncatus, and F. dietrichi.
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Three new species of leafhoppers from China in the genus Futasujinus were recently identified during a review of leafhoppers in museum collections in China, the UK, and Illinois. One of them, Futasujinus dietrichi, was "named after Dr. Chris Dietrich, University of Illinois, USA, in recognition of his good work on leafhoppers." The new species are described in an article in Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

The other two species are Futasujinus truncatus and Futasujinus hastatus. Both species epithets allude to processes on their aedeagal shafts.

All three of the new species are about 3.5 millimeters long and are yellow or brown with a pair of brown longitudinal bands extending to the scutellum.


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Journal Reference:

  1. Zhang, Huining; Dai, Wu ; Zhang, Yalin. Review of the Old World Leafhopper Genus Futasujinus Ishihara (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Paralimnini), With Description of Three New Species. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, October 2014 DOI: 10.1603/AN14056

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