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Ontogeny of the Tibial Spur in Megamelus Davisi (Homoptera: Delphacidae) and its Bearing on Delphacid Classification

@article{Wilson1981OntogenyOT,
  title={Ontogeny of the Tibial Spur in Megamelus Davisi (Homoptera: Delphacidae) and its Bearing on Delphacid Classification},
  author={S. Wilson and J. Mcpherson},
  journal={Great Lakes Entomologist},
  year={1981},
  volume={14},
  pages={7}
}
The forms of the nymphal tibial spur in Megamelus davisi Van Duzee, and their relation to Muir's classification of delphacid subfamilies and tribes, are discussed. The evolutionary relationships among fulgoroid taxa, in our opinion, are not clearly understood. Although some attempts have been made to clarify these relationships on the basis of adult morphology (e.g., Muir 1930), the morphology of nymphs, including the ontogeny of anatomical features, has been virtually ignored. The delphacid… Expand
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