Lanternflies of Taiwan
Fulgoridae, or the lanternflies, are a group of insects
known for their spectacular body coloration. However, intraspecific
polymorphisms in body coloration prevalently occur within the family
Fulgoridae. The present study is the first comprehensive taxonomic
study of Fulgoridae from Taiwan, which discusses the problems of the
general application of coloration in lanternfly taxonomy and emphasizes
the importance of male genitalia for classification. In this study,
eight species in six genera from Taiwan are reported, including one
newly recorded species, Limois westwoodii. Lycorma olivacea was proposed as a new junior synonym of Lycorma meliae based on the morphology of its male genitalia. The fifth-instar nymph of Saiva formosana was also described for the first time.
Lycorma meliae Kato, 1929.
Read the full article, published by Zoological
Follow Zoological Studies on