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Published: 2018-09-10
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A new species of Oecleus Stål (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Cixiidae) from coconut in Brazil

University of Delaware, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, 250 Townsend Hall, 531 S College Ave, Newark, DE 19716-2160, USA
Embrapa Tabuleiros Costeiros; Avenida Beira Mar, 3250—Jardins 49025-040; Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil.
Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Avenida Marechal Rodon, 49100-000, São Cristovão, Sergipe, Brazil.
Embrapa Tabuleiros Costeiros; Avenida Beira Mar, 3250—Jardins 49025-040; Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil.
CIRAD, UMR IPME, Montpellier, France.
Hemiptera Cixiidae Fulgoroidea Auchenorrhyncha coconut lethal yellowing type syndrome new species


A new species of cixiid planthopper (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea) in the genus Oecleus Stål, Oecleus sergipensis n. sp., is described from Sergipe State, Brazil. This new taxon is associated with coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) and date palm (Phoenix L). The species was detected in Auchenorrhyncha surveys to find potential vectors of lethal yellowing type syndrome. This is the first report of the genus Oecleus in Brazil. Sequence data from the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) barcoding region was obtained and accessioned into GenBank.



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