Genus Abolloptera Gnezdilov and O’Brien, 2006

[Return to North American Issidae]

Family Issidae Spinola, 1839

Subfamily (incertae sedis)

[Higher taxonomy revised by Wang et al. 2016; formerly placed in Issinae, Issini, subtribe Hysteropterina; see also Gnezdilov 2016]

Genus Abolloptera Gnezdilov & O’Brien 2006
Type species (in original combination):

Hysteropterum bistriatum Caldwell, 1945.

Synonyms:

None.

Distribution:

USA: Texas; Mexico.

Recognized species

There is a single species currently assigned to this genus

  1. Abolloptera bistriata (Caldwell, 1945) – USA: TX; Mexico (Nuevo León)
  • Hysteropterum bistriatum Caldwell, 1945: 100.
  • Abolloptera bistriata (Caldwell, 1945); comb. by Gnezdilov & O’Brien 2006: 223.
Economic Importance:

Limited.

Known host plants:

Apparently none.

Hosts from Wilson et al. 1994; plant names from USDA PLANTS or Tropicos.

Recognition:

Hind wings absent or rudimentary, Body elongate (not rounded in dorsal view, vs Paralixes & Traxus), wings not strongly reticulate; intermediate carinae of frons obsolete (not raised, may be visible as a colored line); frons with longitudinal depression each side of median carina; anterior margin of vertex medially projecting, weakly bisinuate laterally.

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Abolloptera bistriata (all photographs by Kimberley Shropshire, University of Delaware)

Abolloptera bistriata (all photographs by Kimberley Shropshire, University of Delaware)

This genus is not on Bugguide (nor are there pictures of this species under Hysteropterum).

Collecting

Adults are taken by sweeping or beating.

 Molecular resources:

As of this writing, there is no data on Agalmatium in Genbank or Barcode of Life.

Selected references:

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.

Caldwell, J. S. 1945. Notes on Issidae from Mexico (Homoptera: Fulgoroidea). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 38: 89-120.

Gnezdilov, V. M. and L. B. O’Brien. 2006. Generic changes in United States Issini (Hemiptera, Fulgoroidea, Issidae). Insecta Mundi 20(3-4): 217-225.

Gnezdilov, V. M. 2016. Notes on the phylogenetic relationships of planthoppers of the family Issidae (Hemiptera, Fulgoroidea) of the Western Palaearctic fauna, with descriptions of two new genera. Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie 95(2): 362-382.

Melichar, L. 1906a. Monographie der Issiden. (Homoptera). Abhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königliche Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 3: 1-327.

Metcalf, Z. P. 1958. General Catalogue of the Homoptera. Fascicle IV, Fulgoroidea, Part 15, Issidae. Waverly Press, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland.

O’Brien, L.B. 1988. Taxonomic changes in North American Issidae (Homoptera: Fulgoroidea). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 81(6): 865-869.

Spinola, M. 1839a. Essai sur les Fulgorelles, sous-tribu de la tribu des Cicadaires, ordre des Rhyngotes. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 8: 133-337.

Spinola, M. 1839b. Essai sur les Fulgorelles, sous-tribu de la tribu des Cicadaires, ordre des Rhyngotes. (Suite). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 8: 339-454.

Wang, M. L., Y. L. Zhang and T. Bourgoin. 2016. Planthopper family Issidae (Insecta: Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha): Linking molecular phylogeny with classification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 105:224-234.

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.

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