Genus Stilbometopius Gnezdilov and O’Brien, 2006

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

Issus auroreus Uhler, 1876.

Synonyms:

None.

Distribution:

Texas and Mexico.

Recognized species

There is a single species currently assigned to this genus.

Stilbometopius auroreus (Uhler, 1876) – USA: TX; Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas)
=   Issus auroreus Uhler 1876: 352.
Hysteropterum auroreum (Uhler, 1876); comb. by Melichar 1906: 148.
= Stilbometopius auroreus (Uhler, 1876); comb. by Gnezdilov & O’Brien 2006b: 222.

Economic Importance:

Limited – this species is uncommon.

Known host plants:

None.

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

Recognition:

Hind wings absent or rudimentary; body elongate (relative to TraxusParalixes); forewings leathery, not reticulate; intermediate carinae of front (between median and lateral carinae) obsolete, not raised (may be represented by a colored line); frons flat or slightly convex; anterior margin of vertex not medially projecting, nearly truncate; dorsal margin of frons slightly convex; costal border cream colored, other cells in forewing with black dots.

Stilbometopius auroreus (photographs by Kimberley Shropshire, University of Delaware)

STILBOMETOPIUS 3

Stilbometopius auroreus (photographs by Kimberley Shropshire, University of Delaware)

STILBOMETOPIUS 2

This genus is not listed on Bugguide (nor is it listed under Hysteropterum).

Collecting

Adults are evidently taken sweeping or beating.

Molecular resources:

There are no data for this genus on 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.

Doering. K. C. 1938. A contribution to the taxonomy of the subfamily Issinae in America north of Mexico (Fulgoroidea: Homoptera. Part II. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 25(20): 447-575.

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.

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.

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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