A new leafhopper genus with two new species related to Masiripius Dlabola, 1981 (Hemiptera, Deltocephalinae, Cicadellidae, Opsiini)

Saad A. El-Sonbati, Michael R. Wilson, Hathal M. Al Dhafer

Abstract


The genus Oshaibahus El-Sonbati & Wilson gen. nov. is described with the type species Platymetopius zizyphi Bergevin, 1922. Two new species, O. kadiae El-Sonbati & Wilson gen. et sp. nov. from Sudan and O. linnavuorii El-Sonbati & Wilson gen. et sp. nov. from Iraq are described, and a new combination, Oshaibahus zizyphi (Bergevin, 1922) gen. et comb. nov. is proposed. The genus Masiripius Dlabola, 1981 (type species: Mahalana lugubris Distant, 1918) is redefined. An illustrated key to genera of the subtribe Opsiina and a key to species of Oshaibahus gen. nov. are presented to facilitate identification.

Keywords


Hemiptera; Auchenorrhyncha; Cicadellidae; Deltoephalinae; Opsiini; leafhoppers

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2017.308

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