New genus and new species of spittlebugs (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) from the Philippines

  • Elorde Jr. S. Crispolon Mécanismes adaptatifs et évolution (MECADEV), Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, CNRS; CP 50, Entomologie, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
  • Eric Guilbert Mécanismes adaptatifs et évolution (MECADEV), Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, CNRS; CP 50, Entomologie, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
  • Sheryl A. Yap Institute of Weed Science, Entomology and Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture and Food Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna, 4031, Philippines
  • Adeline Soulier-Perkins Mécanismes adaptatifs et évolution (MECADEV), Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, CNRS; CP 50, Entomologie, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
Keywords: Auchenorrhyncha, Rhinaulacini, froghopper, Cicadomorpha, molecular phylogeny


The following new taxa are described from the Philippines: Mioscarta nubisa Crispolon & Soulier-Perkins sp. nov., M. translucida Crispolon & Yap sp. nov. and Trigonoschema Crispolon & Soulier-Perkins gen. nov. with three new species: T. manoborum Crispolon & Soulier-Perkins sp. nov. (as type species), T. negrosensis Crispolon & Yap sp. nov and T. rubercella Crispolon &Guilbert sp. nov. Trigonoschema pallida (Lallemand, 1927) comb. nov. is transferred from Mioscarta Breddin, 1901. Descriptions of male genitalia are illustrated and keys to species of Philippine Mioscarta and Trigonoschema gen. nov. are provided. Although phylogenetic results confirm the monophyly of all genera and Trigonoschema being a distinct genus from Mioscarta, relationships between genera remain uncertain. A checklist of the genera and species of Cercopidae found in the Philippines is included.


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Crispolon, E. J. S., Guilbert, E., Yap, S. A., & Soulier-Perkins, A. (2021). New genus and new species of spittlebugs (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) from the Philippines. European Journal of Taxonomy, 778(1), 90-135.
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