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Published: 2020-05-20

A new species of planthopper in the genus Agoo (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Derbidae) from coquito palms (Astrocaryum alatum) in Costa Rica

University of Florida, Department of Entomology and Nematology - Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center; 3205 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314-7719, USA.
Universidad de Costa Rica—Sede San Ramón, Departamento de Ciencias Naturales, de la Iglesia el Tremedal 400 mts al Oeste carretera hacia San Pedro, San Ramón, Alajuela, Costa Rica.
Universidad de Costa Rica—Sede San Ramón, Departamento de Ciencias Naturales, de la Iglesia el Tremedal 400 mts al Oeste carretera hacia San Pedro, San Ramón, Alajuela, Costa Rica.
Karl-Franzens-Universität, Universitätsplatz 2, Zoologie, 8010 Graz, Austria.
University of Florida, Department of Entomology and Nematology - Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center; 3205 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314-7719, USA.
University of Florida, Department of Entomology and Nematology - Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center; 3205 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314-7719, USA.
Hemiptera Cenchreini new species Derbidae

Abstract

An ongoing survey to document planthopper diversity on palms (Arecaceae) is being conducted in Costa Rica. During these efforts a new species of derbid planthopper belonging to the genus Agoo was found on Astrocaryum alatum Loomis in the Heredia province at La Selva Biological Station and is described here as Agoo luzdenia Bahder & Bartlett sp. n., bringing the genus to four described taxa—A. dahliana, A. luzdenia Bahder & Bartlett sp. n., A rubrimarginata, and A. xavieri. Sequence data for the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) and 18S genes was generated for the novel taxon and strongly supports its placement in the genus Agoo.

 

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