Laberiini, a new tribe of Tropiduchidae planthoppers from Madagascar (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea)

  • Adam Stroiński Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences, 64, Wilcza Street, 00-679 Warszawa, Poland
  • Thierry Bourgoin UMR 7205 MNHN-CNRS-Sorbonne Université-EPHE-Univ. Antilles, Muséum national d’histoire naturelle - CP50, 54 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
  • Jacek Szwedo Laboratory of Evolutionary Entomology and Museum of Amber Inclusions, Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology, University of Gdańsk, 59, Wita Stwosza Street, 80-308 Gdańsk, Poland
Keywords: Fulgoromorpha, Madagascar Region, new tribe, taxonomic changes, redescriptions


The tropiduchid monotypic genus Laberia Stål, 1866, endemic to Madagascar, is placed in a new tribe of its own Laberiini trib. nov. The tribe is placed in the subfamily Elicinae, and can be distinguished from other representatives of the subfamily by the unique combination of morphological characters of the head, tegmina, legs and genital structures. The genus Laberia and its only species Laberia palliata Stål, 1866 are redescribed, chresonymy is presented and nomenclatorial questions are clarified. Distributional data from Madagascar and doubtful presence of the taxon in Mauritius are discussed. Taxonomic content of Elicinae is briefly discussed.


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Stroiński, A., Bourgoin, T., & Szwedo, J. (2022). Laberiini, a new tribe of Tropiduchidae planthoppers from Madagascar (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea). European Journal of Taxonomy, 836(1), 23-54.
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