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A new species of planthopper in the genus Bothriocera (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cixiidae) from coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) in Jamaica

University of Florida; Department of Entomology and Nematology - Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center; 3205 College Ave.; Davie; FL 33314-7719; USA
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 19716-2160; USA
Hemiptera biodiversity Caribbean barcoding taxonomy phylogeny


Recent survey work in Jamaica on palm-associated planthoppers seeks to identify putative vectors of the lethal yellowing phytoplasma. Herein, a new species of planthopper, Bothriocera harthi sp. n., is described from coconut palm. Molecular data for the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI), 18S rRNA gene, histone 3 (H3) gene, and 28S rRNA gene is provided to support placement of the novel taxon in Bothriocera. These findings are important because it provides novel data to help better understand the diversity and evolution of this unique group of planthoppers.



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