Zoological Studies

Vol. 62, 2023

(update: 2023.1.1)

Lanternflies (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) of Taiwan

You-Sheng Lin1, Jhih-Rong Liao2,3,*, Shiuh-Feng Shiao1,*, and Chiun-Cheng Ko1,†

1Department of Entomology, National Taiwan University, Taipei City 106332, Taiwan. E-mail: r09632002@ntu.edu.tw (Lin). *Correspondence: E-mail: sfshiao@ntu.edu.tw (Shiao)
2Department of Entomology, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung City 40227, Taiwan.
3Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0397, Japan. *Correspondence: E-mail: d04632007@ntu.edu.tw (Liao)

Deceased, 29 October 2020. This paper is dedicated to the memory of the late Chiun-Cheng Ko.
(Received 7 September 2022 / Accepted 14 December 2022 / Published -- 2023)
Communicated by Chung-Ping Lin

The family Fulgoridae belongs to the order Hemiptera, superfamily Fulgoridea, with approximately 770 described species worldwide. Their extraordinary appearance attracts the attention of both entomologists and the public. In addition to the evolutionary issue of their special appearance, certain species are also considered as notorious pests (e.g., Lycorma delicatula). Several issues widely exist in previous taxonomic studies of lanternflies: (1) application of uncertain morphological characters leads to synonymy or misidentification; (2) descriptions of male genitalia are incomplete; (3) information of nymphal morphology is insufficient. Therefore, this study aims to provide a comprehensive taxonomic study of Fulgoridae from Taiwan. In this study, eight species in six genera from Taiwan were reported, of which Limois westwoodii was recorded for the first time for Taiwanese fauna. Lycorma olivacea was proposed as a new junior synonym of L. meliae. The fifth-instar nymph of Saiva formosana was first described. Detailed descriptions of these lanternflies and an identification key to adults of Fulgoridae from Taiwan were also included.

Key words: Fulgorid, Synonym, Male genitalia, New record, Nymph.

Citation: Lin YS, Liao JR, Shiao SF, Ko CC. 2023. Lanternflies (Hemiptera: Fulgoridae) of Taiwan. Zool Stud 62:07.