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Published: 2018-04-27
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New species for Virgilia Stål, 1870 (Hemiptera, Lophopidae), genus review and key to species

Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Mécanismes adaptatifs et évolution, MECADEV-UMR 7179 MNHN-CNRS, Sorbonne Universités, 57 rue Cuvier, CP 50, F-75005 Paris, France.
National Crop Protection Center, College of Agriculture and Food Science, and UPLB Museum of Natural History, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna, 4031 Philippines.
Institute of Weed Science, Plant Pathology and Entomology, College of Agriculture and Food Science, and UPLB Museum of Natural History, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna, 4031 Philippines.
National Museum of Wales, Department of Natural Sciences, Entomology Section, Cardiff, CF10 3NP, UK.
Hemiptera Fulgoromorpha Mindanao Philippines agricultural pest Arecaceae coconut


Two new species of the lophopid genus Virgilia Stål 1866, are described and illustrated, V. cocovora Soulier-Perkins sp. nov. and V. imuganensis Soulier-Perkins sp. nov. A key to the species of the genus is provided. Photos for the four Virgilia species are presented and the male terminalia illustrations are given. A comment on the potential pest status of one of the described species, V. cocovora, is given.



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