Zoological Studies

Vol. 41 No. 4, 2002

Seven New Species of Kinnara Distant (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Kinnaridae), with Notes on Antennal Sensilla and Wax Glands

Ai-Ping Liang

Department of Entomology, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China

Ai-Ping Liang (2002) Seven new species of the Oriental planthopper genus Kinnara Distant (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Kinnaridae) are described and illustrated: K. albipennis sp. nov. (southwestern China: Yunnan); K. fusca sp. nov. (southern China: Hubei, Guangxi), K. ochracea sp. nov. (southern China: Hainan), K. sabahensis sp. nov. (Malaysia: Sabah), K. trimaculata sp. nov. (southern India), K. unimaculata sp. nov. (Thailand: Trang), and K. vientianensis sp. nov. (Laos: Vientiane). A diagnosis of the genus and a checklist of all known species are provided. New data on the ultrastructural morphology of the antennal sensilla, wax glands, rostral apex, and hind pretarsus of several species are given from scanning electron microscope observations. The autapomorphies and plesiomorphies of the genus are summarized.

Key words: Kinnara, Kinnaridae, Antennal sensilla, Wax glands, Monophyly.

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