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- 1 Family Delphacidae Leach, 1815
- 1.1 Subfamily Delphacinae Leach, 1815
- 1.2 Tribe Delphacini Leach, 1815
- 18.104.22.168 Genus Macrotomella Van Duzee, 1907
- 22.214.171.124 Distribution
- 126.96.36.199 Recognized species
- 188.8.131.52 Plant associations
- 184.108.40.206 Economic importance
- 220.127.116.11 Recognition
- 18.104.22.168 Online Resources Macrotomella at EOL Discover Life This genus currently not on Bugguide
- 22.214.171.124 Molecular resources
- 126.96.36.199 Selected References
Family Delphacidae Leach, 1815
Subfamily Delphacinae Leach, 1815
Tribe Delphacini Leach, 1815
Genus Macrotomella Van Duzee, 1907
Type species: Macrotomella carinata Van Duzee, 1907: 44.
Southeastern United States, Greater Antilles, Central America.
There is a single species in this genus:
Macrotomella carinata Van Duzee, 1907 –
USA: FL, IL, MO, NJ; Bahamas (Great Inagua, New Providence), Belize, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico (Jalisco) (This is a southern species – northern records [NJ, IL, MO] may be in error or vagrants)
None recorded (none in Wilson et al. 1994)
In Florida, it is possible that the species has been found associated with Kyllinga brevifolia, shortleaf spikesedge. This was observed by Florida inspector Alec Tasi (reported in Halbert 2019). It is doubtful that the northern records represent persistent populations, but possibly populations moved on nursery stock or from similar situations.
Limited. A single uncommon species in southeastern USA, Caribbean and Central America. there has been unconfirmed report of this species being transported on horticulture stock.
The bicarinate frons is highly distinctive; also note the slightly pointed head. Long-winged forms are known, but less common than brachypters. The only similar taxa (i.e., those with a bicarinate or broadly U-shaped frontal carina) are Neotropical species currently (and incorrectly) in the genus Dicranotropis and some Criomorphus.
Images by by Kimberley Shropshire, University of Delaware.
Macrotomella at EOL
This genus currently not on Bugguide
3i (Dmitry Dmitriev)
At this time (
Jan 2017 3 Dec. 2019), neither Genbank or Bold have any molecular resources for this genus.
Barringer, L. E. and C. R. Bartlett. 2018. Pennsylvania planthoppers (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Fulgoroidea): relative abundance and incidental catch using novel trapping methods. Insecta Mundi 0661: 1–31. [Macrotomella noted]
Bartlett, C. R., L. B. O’Brien and S. W. Wilson. 2014. A review of the planthoppers (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea) of the United States. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 50: 1-287.
Halbert, S. E. 2019. Entomology. Tri-Ology 58(1): 8-12.
Kennedy, A. C., C. R. Bartlett and S. W. Wilson. 2012. An annotated checklist of the delphacid planthoppers (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) of Florida with the description of three new species and the new genus, Meristopsis. Florida Entomologist 95(2): 395-421. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.095.0223
Leach, W. E. 1815. Entomology. The Edinburgh Encyclopedia 9: 57-172 [p. 125].
Muir, F.A.G. 1915b-e. A contribution towards the taxonomy of the Delphacidae. Canadian Entomologist 47: 208-212, 261-270, 296-302, 317-320. [e.g., p. 212]
Metcalf, Z. P. 1923. A key to the Fulgoridae of Eastern North America with descriptions of new species. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 38: 139-230.
Metcalf, Z. P. 1943. General Catalogue of the Hemiptera. Fascicle IV, Fulgoroidea, Part 3, Araeopidae (Delphacidae). Smith College, Northhampton, Massachusetts. 552 pp. (see p. 337)
Van Duzee, E. P. 1907a. Notes on Jamaican Hemiptera: A report on a collection of Hemiptera made on the island of Jamaica in the spring of 1906. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 8(5): 3-79.
Van Duzee, E. P. 1909c. Synonymical notes on North American Homoptera. Canadian Entomologist 41(11): 380-384.
Van Duzee, E. P. 1914b. Mr. Crawford’s recent work on the Delphacinae. Psyche 21(5): 163-166.
Van Duzee, E. P. 1916a. Check list of Hemiptera (excepting the Aphididae, Aleurodidae and Coccidae) of America North of Mexico. New York Entomological Society, New York. 111 pp. [e.g., p. 83 and 102]
Van Duzee, E. P. 1917b. Catalogue of the Hemiptera of America north of Mexico excepting the Aphididae, Coccidae and Aleurodidae. Technical Bulletin. University of California, College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station. Entomology. 2: i-xiv, 1-902. [p. 766]
Wilson, S. W. and J. E. McPherson. 1980. Keys to the planthoppers, or Fulgoroidea of Illinois (Homoptera). Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 73(2): 1-61.
Wilson, S. W. and J. E. McPherson. 1980. The distribution of the Fulgoroidea of the Eastern United States (Homoptera). Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 73(4): 7-20.
Wilson, S. W., C. Mitter, R. F. Denno and M. R. Wilson. 1994. Evolutionary patterns of host plant use by delphacid planthoppers and their relatives. In: R. F. Denno and T. J. Perfect (eds.). Planthoppers: Their Ecology and Management. Chapman and Hall, New York. Pp. 7-45 & Appendix [host information in the appendix].