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Published: 2019-12-18
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A new species of planthopper belonging to the genus Oecleus Stål, 1862 (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Cixiidae) from coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L) in Jamaica

Coconut Industry Board, 18 Waterloo Road, Kingston 10, Jamaica W. I.
University of Florida, Department of Entomology and Nematology—Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center; 3205 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314-7719, USA.
University of Delaware, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology; 250 Townsend Hall, Newark, DE 19716, USA
University of Bologna, Department of Plant Pathology; Viale Fanin 42, 40127, Bologna, Italy.
University of Florida, Department of Entomology and Nematology—Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center; 3205 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314-7719, USA.
Hemiptera Cixiidae coconut lethal yellowing palm survey Caribbean


A new species of cixiid planthopper (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea) in the genus Oecleus Stål, Oecleus mackaspringi sp. n., is described from Spring Garden, Jamaica. This new taxon is associated with coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L.) and was found while surveying palm plots with active cases of lethal yellowing (LY). This is the first report of the genus Oecleus from Jamaica. Sequence data for the COI gene and 18S gene are also provided.



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