Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription or Fee Access

Revision of the grassland leafhopper genus Jilinga Ghauri (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Paralimnini) with description of a new species from China



The paralimnine leafhopper genus Jilinga Ghauri is revised and additional characters of the leg and female genitalia are described. A new species, Jilinga taibaiensis sp. nov., from China is described. Habitus photographs and illustrations of male and female genitalia of J. taibaiensis sp. nov. and J. asymmetrica Xing are provided. A key is given to distinguish males of five species.


Auchenorrhyncha, taxonomy, morphology, distribution, Hemiptera, China

Full Text:



Dietrich, C.H. (2005) Keys to the families of Cicadomorpha and Subfamilies and Tribes of Cicadellidae (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha). Florida Entomologist, 88 (4), 10–15.[502:kttfoc];2

Distant, W.L. (1918) Rhynchota, Homoptera: Appendix. Heteroptera: Addenda. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma, 7, 1–210.

Ghauri, M.S.K. (1974) New genera and species of Cicadelloidea (Homoptera, Auchenorrhyncha) from economic plants in India.Bulletin of Entomological Research, 63 (11), 551–559.

Khatri, I. & Webb, M.D. (2010) The Deltocephalinae leafhoppers of Pakistan (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae). Zootaxa, 2365, 1–47.

Pruthi, H.S. (1936) Studies on Indian Jassidae (Homoptera). Part III. Description of some new genera and species, with first records of some known species from India. Memoirs of the Indian Museum, 11 (3), 102–131.

Rakitov, R.A. (1998) On differentiation of cicadellid leg chaetotaxy (Homoptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Membracoidea). Russian Entomological Journal, 6, 7–27.

Webb, M.D. & Heller, F.R. (1990) The leafhopper genus Pseupalus in the Old World tropics, with a check-list of the Afrotropical and Oriental Paralimnini (Homoptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, Serie A (Biologie), 452, 1–10.

Webb, M.D. & Viraktamath, C.A. (2009) Annotated check-list, generic key and new species of Old World Deltocephalini leafhoppers with nomenclatorial changes in the Deltocephalus group and other Deltocephalinae (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae). Zootaxa, 2163, 1–64.

Xing, J.C., Viraktamath, C. A., Dai, R. H. & Li, Z. Z. (2012) Review of the leafhopper genus Jilinga Ghauri (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Paralimnini), with description of two new species from China. Zootaxa, 3164, 49–56.

Zahniser, J.N. & Dietrich, C.H. (2013) A review of the tribes of Deltocephalinae (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae). European Journal of Taxonomy, 45, 1–211.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

ISSN 1175-5326 (Print Edition) & ISSN 1175-5334 (Online Edition)
Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand