Akemetopon, a new genus containing three new species of planthoppers (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Delphacidae)

Kathryn M. Weglarz, Charles R. Bartlett


The new delphacid genus Akemetopon gen. n. (Delphacinae: Delphacini) is described and illustrated with 3 new species from Arizona and Mexico: Akemetopon inornatum sp. n., A. politum sp. n., and A. ainigma sp. n. A key to species is provided. The barcoding portion of the mitochondrial gene Cytochrome Oxidase I (COI) was sequenced for A. politum sp. n. A maximum likelihood analysis places this genus in the basal Delphacini.


Delphacinae; Delphacini; Auchenorrhyncha; Fulgoromorpha; planthopper; maximum likelihood; <i>Cytochrome</i> <i>Oxidase</i> <i>I</i> (COI)


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