Liburnia pseudoseminigra (Delphacidae: Homoptera), a new and unusual pest of St. Augustine grass.By Cherry, R.H., P. Stansly, R. Nagata and S. Halbert
Florida Entomologist 89(4): 459-461., 2006
Cherry, R.H., P. Stansly, R. Nagata and S. Halbert. 2006. Liburnia pseudoseminigra
(Delphacidae: Homoptera), a new and unusual pest of St. Augustine grass. Florida Entomologist 89(4): 459-461.
No publications have reported delphacid planthoppers (Family Delphacidae) to be turf pests in the United States. In March 2005, a large infestation of the delphacid planthopper, Liburnia pseudoseminigra
(Muir & Gifford), was found infesting St. Augustinegrass, [i]Stenotaphrum secundatum[/i
Revision of the New World delphacid genus Pissonotus (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea)By Bartlett, C. R. and L. L. Deitz
Entomol. Soc. Am., Lanham, 2000
Summary taken on the Entomological Society of America web site: “This comprehensive study of nearly 10,000 plant-hoppers corrects the ambiguities in the key and descriptions of Pissonotus by Morgan and Beamer (1949), applies their definitions to world fauna, addresses the suspicion that there were undescribed species in the genus, and presents a phylogenetic analysis of the genus. The end result is identification aid of the genus.”
Evolutionary patterns of host plant use by delphacid planthoppers and their relatives.By Wilson, S.W., C. Mitter, R.F. Denno, and M.R. Wilson.
Chapman and Hall, New York., 1994
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Wilson, S.W., C. Mitter, R.F. Denno, and M.R. Wilson. 1994. Evolutionary patterns of host plant use by delphacid planthoppers and their relatives. Pp. 7-45. In
: R.F. Denno and T.J. Perfect, (eds.). Planthoppers: Their Ecology and Management. Chapman and Hall, New York.
Planthoppers (Homoptera: Fulgoroidea) are found on every continent except Antarctica and in all major biomes, including tropical rainforests, deserts, grasslands, and the arctic tundra (O’Brien and Wilson 1985).
An annotated checklist of the delphacid planthoppers (Delphacidae) of Florida w/ the description of three new spp and new genusBy Kennedy, A.C., C.R. Bartlett, and S.W. Wilson.
Florida Entomologist 95(2): 395-421., 2012
Kennedy, A.C., C.R. Bartlett, and S.W. Wilson. 2012. An annotated checklist of the delphacid planthoppers (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) of Florida with the description of three new species and the new genus, Meristopsis
. Florida Entomologist 95(2): 395-421.
An annotated checklist of the 128 delphacid planthopper species of Florida, including host data, is presented based on combined specimen and literature records. The list includes 39 genera with 7 new combinations, 6 new synonymies, 3 new species and 16 new state records.