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Volume 318 (Supplement 1), 2014. V.M. Gnezdilov, W.E. Holzinger, M.R. Wilson The Western Palaearctic Issidae (Hemiptera, Fulgoroidea): an Illustrated Checklist and Key to Genera and Subgenera.

Saint Petersburg, Zoological Institute RAS, 124 p.

Date of publication — April 15, 2014

The Western Palaearctic Issidae (Hemiptera, Fulgoroidea): an Illustrated Checklist and Key to Genera and Subgenera.

Issidae Spinola, 1839 is a worldwide distributed planthopper family with 404 species in 51 genera in the Western Palaearctic Region which is defined geographically as an area with the eastern limits are Yenisei River, Altai Mountains, Tarbagatai Mountains, Central Tan’-Shan’ Mountains, Western Pamir Mountains, and Ind River and the southern limit is Tropic of Cancer. For the first time the check list with keys to genera and subgenera of Western Palaearctic issid fauna are given. All synonymy is included, as are references to the sources useful for species identification. Only reliable data or data confirmed by the examined material are listed as “species distribution”. In the Issidae species identification mainly is based on the features of male genitalia while many genera may be recognised fisionomically. The checklist is supplied by the photos of 95 species, every genus is illustrated. Full bibliography on Western Palaearctic Issidae appeared after Metcalf (1958) and Nast (1972, 1987) is provided.

 

 

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