Vol. 62, 2023
Fulgoridae) of Taiwan
Lin1, Jhih-Rong Liao2,3,*, Shiuh-Feng Shiao1,*,
and Chiun-Cheng Ko1,†
of Entomology, National Taiwan University, Taipei City 106332, Taiwan.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Lin). *Correspondence: E-mail:
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: email@example.com (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 31 March
Communicated by Chung-Ping Lin
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 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 form Taiwan. Lycorma
olivacea was proposed as a new junior synonym of L. meliae. The fifth-instar nymph
of Saiva formosana
was described for the first time. Detailed descriptions of these
lanternflies and an
identification key to adults of Fulgoridae from Taiwan were also
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. doi:10.6620/ZS.2023.62-07.