Eur. J. Entomol. 110 (2): 365-377, 2013 | DOI: 10.14411/eje.2013.048

Revision of Pseudoparicana (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Tropiduchidae) with description of a new species

Rong-Rong WANG1, Igor MALENOVSKÝ2, Ai-Ping LIANG*,1, Thierry BOURGOIN3
1 Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R. China; e-mails:;
2 Department of Entomology, Moravian Museum, Hviezdoslavova 29a, CZ-627 00 Brno, Czech Republic; e-mail:
3 Département Systématique et Evolution, UMR 7205, MNHN-CNRS, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, CP50, 45 rue Buffon, F-75005 Paris, France; e-mail:

The planthopper genus Pseudoparicana Melichar, 1914 is revised. Three previously known species, P. curvifera (Distant, 1907), P. sanguinifrons Muir, 1931 and P. tepida Melichar, 1914 are re-described and P. analoga Wang & Malenovský sp. n. is described as new. Lectotypes are designated for P. curvifera and P. tepida. An identification key and illustrations of diagnostic characters, including male and female genitalia, are provided for all taxa and the systematic position of this genus and the asymmetry of the genitalia of the species are briefly discussed. As far as known, the distribution of Pseudoparicana is restricted to New Guinea and the Aru Islands.

Keywords: Morphology, taxonomy, Fulgoromorpha, Tropiduchidae, Pseudoparicana, genitalia asymmetry, Australasian Region

Received: May 4, 2012; Accepted: October 29, 2012; Revised: October 29, 2012; Published: April 11, 2013Show citation

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WANG, R., MALENOVSKÝ, I., LIANG, A., & BOURGOIN, T. (2013). Revision of Pseudoparicana (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Tropiduchidae) with description of a new species. Eur. J. Entomol.110(2), 365-377. doi: 10.14411/eje.2013.048.
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