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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

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Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.13 no.2 Curitiba  1996 

Taxonomic notes on some Polyglyptini: descriptions of new genus and new species (Homoptera, Membracidae, Smiliinae)1



Albino M. Sakakibara

Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná. Caixa Postal 19020, 81531-990 Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil. Bolsista do CNPq




Taxonomic notes on some Polyglyptini; descriptions of new genus and new species (Homoptera, Membracidae, Smiliinae). The genera Hemiptycha Germar, Metheisa Fowler, Maturnaria Metcalf, Aphetea Fowler, Dioclophara Kirkaldy, and Phormophora Stål, are redescribed; Creonus, gen.n. (type species: Maturna lloydi Funkhouser, 1914), and Aphetea robustula, sp.n. (from Bolivia), are described. Some nomenclatural changes are introduced, as follow: - Hemiptycha Germar, 1833 = Polyrhyssa Stål, 1869, syn.n.: - Hemiptycha cultrata (Coquebert, 1801), comb.n., = Polyglyptodes flavocostatus Haviland, 1925, syn.n., = Polyrhyssa cultrata maculata Fonseca, 1942, syn.n. - Hemiptycha obtecta (Fabricius, 1803) = Hille herbicola Haviland, 1925, syn.n. - Maturnaria ephippigera (Fairmaire, 1846) = Publilia tumulata Buckton, 1903, syn.n., = Metheisa fowleri Funkhouser, 1927, syn.n. - Creonus lloydi (Funkhouser, 1914), comb.n. - Aphetea parvula (Fabricius, 1803), comb.n., = Aphetea affinis Haviland, 1925, syn.n. - Dioclophara Kirkaldy, 1904 = lncolea Goding, 1926, syn.n. - Dioclophara viridula (Fairmaire, 1846) = Maturna multilineata Fonseca, 1942, syn.n. - Dioclophara variegata (Goding, 1926), comb.n. = lncolea viridis Goding, 1926, syn.n. - Phormophora maura (Fabricius, 1803) = Darnis dorsata Fabricius, 1803, syn.n.

Key words: Homoptera, Membracidae, Smiliinae, Polyglyptini, taxonomy



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Recebido em 14.V.1996; aceito em 11.X.1996.



1 Contribuição número 921 do Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná.

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