A new species of the planthopper genus Conosimus associated with an endemic shrub in southern Spain

V. M. Gnezdilov1a and D. Aguin-Pombo2,3

1Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab.1, 199034, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2University of Madeira, Campus da Penteada, 9000-390 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
3CIBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Universidade do Porto, 4485-601 Vairão, Portugal

Abstract

The poorly-known genus Conosimus Mulsant et Rey, 1855 (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Issidae) includes six species and is briefly reviewed. Adults and fifth instars of a new species, Conosimus baenai n. sp., are described and compared with other species in the genus. The new species is associated with an endemic shrub, Echinospartum boissieri, in Jaen, Spain, in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, one of the richest botanical areas of the Mediterranean Basin.

Keywords: Auchenorrhyncha, Issidae

Correspondence: a vmgnezdilov@mail.ru or vgnezdilov@zin.ru

Editor: Daniela Takiya was editor of this paper.

Received: 16 September 2012 | Accepted: 3 October 2013 | Published: 17 July 2014

ISSN: 1536-2442 | Volume 14, Number 92

Gnezdilov VM, Aguin-Pombo D. 2014. A new species of the planthopper genus Conosimus associated with an endemic shrub in southern Spain. Journal of Insect Science 14(92). Available online: http://www.insectscience.org/14.92


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