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Emoloana, a New Genus for the Endemic Grass-Feeding Hawaiian Delphacidae (Homoptera Fulgoroidea)

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Title:Emoloana, a New Genus for the Endemic Grass-Feeding Hawaiian Delphacidae (Homoptera Fulgoroidea)
Authors:Asche, Manfred
Keywords:anatomy and morphology
Emoloana menehune
Emoloana pohakua
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Date Issued:May 2000
Publisher:Hawaiian Entomological Society
Citation:Asche M. 2000. Emoloana, a new genus for the endemic grass-feeding Hawaiian Delphacidae (Homoptera Fulgoroidea). Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 34:71–94.
Abstract:The endemic Hawaiian grass-feeding species of Delphacidae previously regarded as congeners of Kelisia Fieber are transferred to Emoloana n.gen. in the tribe Delphacini: E. emoloa (Muir) n. comb., E. eragrosticola (Muir) n. comb., E. swezeyi (Kirkaldy) n. comb., and E. sporobolicola (Kirkaldy) n. comb. with the subspecies E. sporobolicola immaculata (Muir) n. comb.; 2 new species are described: E. menehune n. sp. from Kauai, and E. pohakua n. sp. from Hawaii Island. The new genus is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and comprises 3 morphological groups: the E. emoloa-group
with E. emoloa on Oahu, E. eragrosticola on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island, and E.
pohakua on Hawaii Island; the E. swezeyi-group with E. swezeyi on Oahu and E.
menehune on Kauai; the E. sporobolicola s.l.-group distributed on all major Hawaiian
Islands. The origin of Emoloana and relationships among species cannot be determined because of lack of knowledge about the morphology of potentially related taxa. A baseline for future genetic and biosystematic research on this group is discussed.
Pages/Duration:43 pages
Appears in Collections: Volume 34 - May 2000 : Hawaiian Entomological Society

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