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Published: 2021-10-20

Bitara gen. nov. of Tropiduchidae (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha) east of Wallace line

Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences, 64, Wilcza St, PL00-679 Warszawa, Poland.
Laboratory of Evolutionary Entomology and Museum of Amber Inclusions, Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology, Faculty of Biology, University of Gdańsk, 59, Wita Stwosza St., PL80-308 Gdańsk, Poland.
Hemiptera Tropiduchini Bitara augusta gen. et sp. nov. taxonomy new genus new species terminalia asymmetry Papua New Guinea


A new genus and species of the tropiduchid planthopper of the tribe Tropiduchini is described as Bitara augusta gen. et sp. nov. from Madang Province, Papua New Guinea. It is the 18th species of Tropiduchini and the 9th genus known east of the Wallace line. It is another taxon with characteristic asymmetric genitalia within this tribe.



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