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Published: 2007-09-24

Revision of the genus Ariptyelus Matsumura (Hemiptera: Cercopoidea: Aphrophoridae)

Applied Zoology Division, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Wufeng, Taichung 413, Taiwan, ROC
Department of Entomology, National Chung Hsing University, 250 Kuo Kuang Rd., Taichung 402, Taiwan, ROC
Hemiptera spittlebug taxonomy distribution morphology identification


The genus Ariptyelus Matsumura, comprising 3 species, is reviewed. Two species, A. arisanus (Matsumura, 1942) and A. auropilosus (Matsumura, 1907) are redescribed. Ariptyelus arisanus is recorded only from Taiwan. A. auropilosus, previously known from Taiwan and China (Xizang, Sichuan, Yunnan, and Fujian) is newly recorded from Philippines, Indonesia, and Hainan, and Lutao and Orchid Islands. One new species from India and Nepal, A. subauropilosus sp. nov., is described. The diagnostic characters of the genera Ariptyelus and Peuceptyelus and the characters distinguishing the 3 species of Ariptyelus are presented.


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How to Cite

SHIH, H.-T., & YANG, J.-T. (2007). Revision of the genus <em>Ariptyelus</em> Matsumura (Hemiptera: Cercopoidea: Aphrophoridae). Zootaxa, 1592(1), 57–68.