Two new species of the bamboo-feeding planthopper genus Neobelocera Ding & Yang, 1986 from China (Hemiptera, Fulgoroidea, Delphacidae)

Hong-Xing Li, Lin Yang, Xiang-Sheng Chen


Two new species of the bamboo-feeding genus Neobelocera Ding & Yang, 1986, N. biprocessa sp. nov. and N. russa sp. nov., are described and illustrated from southwest China (Hainan and Guizhou), giving the genus nine species in total. A key is provided to separate all species.


Fulgoromorpha; morphology; oriental region; taxonomy

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