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- 1 Family Delphacidae Leach, 1815
Family Delphacidae Leach, 1815
Subfamily Delphacinae Leach, 1815
Tribe Delphacini Leach, 1815
Genus Meristopsis Kennedy et al. 2012
Type species (in original combination): Meristopsis rhamphis Kennedy et al. 2012
Two nominative species are found in the United States (Florida) and Central America.
Meristopsis rhamphis Kennedy et al. 2012 – USA: Florida
Meristopsis melanosteptos Kennedy et al. 2012 – USA: Florida; Belize, Guatemala
Uniform brown, often glossy; frons often darkened at fastiguim. Both species with unusual genitalia, especially the hook-tipped aedagus of M. rhamphis and the pronounced dorsal spine of M. melanosteptos. Genus similar in overall appearance to Nilaparvata, Euides, Pareuidella; but differing from all these by the simple parameres.
Most specimens were collected at lights.
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.
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.
Leach, W. E. 1815a. Entomology. The Edinburg encyclopedia; conducted by David Brewster 9: 57-172. (family Delphacidae here).