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Published: 2019-06-11
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On the identity and distribution of the Old World grass feeding leafhopper species Soractellus nigrominutus Evans (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Paralimnini)

Department of Life Science (Insects), The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
Department of Entomology, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bengaluru 560065, India
King Saud University Museum of Arthropods, Plant Protection Department, College of Food and Agriculture Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2460, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
Hemiptera New records taxonomy Asia Africa Australia Auchenorrhyncha synonymy Soractellus brunneus


The identity of the Old World grass feeding leafhopper species Soractellus nigrominutus Evans, 1966 is clarified and its distribution revised. Based on examination of material, from throughout its range, the following species are placed as new subjective junior synonyms of S. nigrominutus: S. jianfengensis Xing & Li, 2014, syn. nov., and S. lalianensis Naveed & Zhang, 2018, syn. nov. The following new country records for S. nigrominutus are recorded: Thailand, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia.



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