Review of the “red” Empoascini leafhoppers in the genera Baguoidea Mahmood, 1967, Dayus Mahmood, 1967 and Homa Distant, 1908 (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Typhlocybinae) from Asia and the West Pacific

Michael Donald WEBB & Ye XU

en Zoosystema 44 (22) - Pages 549-563

Published on 07 December 2022

The “red” Empoascini leafhoppers (Cicadellidae, Typhlocybinae), from Asia and the West Pacific, of the genera Baguoidea Mahmood, 1967, Dayus Mahmood, 1967 and Homa Distant, 1908 are reviewed. The following species and subspecies are treated: Baguoidea rufa (Melichar, 1903) from Sri Lanka and Myanmar, placed as a senior synonym of both Baguoidea rubra Mahmood, 1967 n. syn., from the Philippines and B. yunanensis Qin & Zhang, 2010 n. syn., from China; Dayus euryphaessus (Kirkaldy, 1907) from Australia(?) and Fiji; D. euryphaessus ssp. rubrocincta (Linnavuori, 1960a) from Fiji; D. formosus Dworakowska & Viraktamath, 1978 from China (Hong Kong, new record; Taiwan) and India; D. upoluanus (Osborn, 1934) from Samoa; Homa insignis Distant, 1908 n. stat. (a species revalidated from synonymy with H. haematoptila (Kirkaldy, 1906)) from Sri Lanka, ­Myanmar (new record), China (new record) and Thailand (new record); H. haematoptila (Kirkaldy, 1906) from Australia (not Sri Lanka, Philippines, Thailand and China as recorded by Xu et al. 2022); H. katoi Dworakowska, 1984 from Malaysia including Sabah (new record); H. rubrodorsata Kato, 1933 from Taiwan; H. sinensis Qin & Zhang, 2011 from China. Checklists for all the species of Homa and Dayus are given, as well as a key for Homa species. Images are given for the first time for the types of Baguoidea rubra, Dayus upoluanus, D. euryphaessus, Deuryphaessus ssp. rubrocincta and Homa haematoptila and genitalia figures provided for the first time for Dayus upoluanus together with revised genitalia figures for Homa insignis, the same as given for H. haematoptila by Xu et al. (2022), in error.

Auchenorrhyncha, Oriental region, eighth abdominal sternite apodemes, Kiwi fruit, new records
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