Zoological Studies

Vol. 44 No. 1, 2005

Some Fulgoroids (Insecta: Hemiptera) Collected on Turtle Island, Taiwan

Shun-Chern Tsaur

Research Center for Biodiversity, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan 115

Shun-Chern Tsaur (2005) This report deals with a small collection of the Fulgoroidea made using a sweep net by the author during a short visit to Turtle I. in 2003. It represents the most recent insect faunal survey of Turtle I. Among fulgoroid hemipterans, 5 species belonging to 5 genera and 5 families were collected. They are Geisha distinctissima (Walker) (Flatidae), Ugyops vittatus (Matsumura) (Delphacidae), Orthopagus splendens (Germar) (Dictyopharidae), Ricania simulans (Walker) (Ricaniidae), and Tonga westwoodi (Signoret) (Issidae). Ugyops tripunctatus (Kato), although not in the present collection, is also included in order to allow comparison with U. vittatus. Apart from a few widespread or Oriental species, the fauna showed an affinity with that of Taiwan.

Key words: Insecta, Hemiptera, Taxonomy, Turtle Island, Taiwan.

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