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New Species in the Old World: Europe as a Frontier in Biodiversity Exploration, a Test Bed for 21st Century Taxonomy
It is shown that contrary to general belief, developed and heavily-studied parts of the world are important reservoirs of unknown species, and the importance of developing a system that better supports and guides this formidable workforce as they seek to overcome the Taxonomic Impediment and speed up the process of describing the planetary biodiversity before it is too late.
A Review of the Systematics of Hawaiian Planthoppers (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea)
- M. Asche
- Biology, Environmental Science
- 1 October 1997
A preliminary phylogenetic evaluation of the native Hawaiian p1anthoppers on the basis of comparative morphology to recognize monophyletic taxa and major evolutionary lines is attempted.
Biosystematic studies on the spittlebug genus Philaenus with the description of a new species
Surprisingly, some mountainous populations of P. spumarius also contained a new species of Philaenus, which occurred only at altitudes above 1200 m on Eryngium spp.
From micropterism to hyperpterism: recognition strategy and standardized homology-driven terminology of the forewing venation patterns in planthoppers (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha)
A standardized and homology-driven groundplan terminology for tegmina types, structures and vein patterns in Hemiptera Fulgoromorpha, including fossils, is proposed and the concept of brachypterism is defined in a non-relative way independently from other structures, and the new one of hyperpterism is proposed.
The delphacid genus Sogatella and related groups: a revision with special reference to rice‐associated species (Homoptera: Fulgoroidea)
The delphacid planthopper genus Sogatella Fennah is redefined and a key provided to males of the fourteen included species and the remaining species of Sogatodes are transferred to Tagosodesgen.
Founder effects initiated rapid species radiation in Hawaiian cave planthoppers
This work presents morphological, behavioral, genetic, and geologic data from a young subterranean insect lineage in lava tube caves on Hawai’i Island that has the potential to become a model for studying rapid speciation by stochastic events.
The plam‐feeding planthopper genus Ommatissus (Homoptera: Fulgoroidea: Tropiduchidae)
It is concluded that while the genus Ommatissus is monophyletic, the monophyly of the tribe is in doubt and the two subgenera and eleven species redescribed or described as new are in doubt.
Evolution and speciation of cave‐dwelling Fulgoroidea in the Canary Islands (Homoptera: Cixiidae and Meenoplidae)
Ten new cavernicolous Fulgoroidea species of the families Cixiidae and Meenoplidae are described from the Canary Islands, and it cannot be concluded with certainty whether their evolution has followed allopatric or parapatric modes of speciation.
The West Palaearctic Achilidae (Hemiptera, Fulgoromorpha: Fulgoroidea) - a review with description of five new species from the mediterranean.
- M. Asche