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Title: A preliminary account of the Auchenorrhyncha of the Maltese Islands (Hemiptera)
Authors: D'Urso, Vera
Mifsud, David
Keywords: Insects -- Malta
Hemiptera -- Malta
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Entomological Society of Malta
Citation: Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Malta. 2012, Vol.5, p. 57-72
Abstract: A total of 46 species of Auchenorrhyncha are reported from the Maltese Islands. They belong to the following families: Cixiidae (3 species), Delphacidae (7 species), Meenoplidae (1 species), Dictyopharidae (1 species), Tettigometridae (2 species), Issidae (2 species), Cicadidae (1 species), Aphrophoridae (2 species) and Cicadellidae (27 species). Since the Auchenorrhyncha fauna of Malta was never studied as such, 40 species reported in this work represent new records for this country and of these, Tamaricella complicata, an eastern Mediterranean species, is confirmed for the European territory. One species, Balclutha brevis is an established alien associated with the invasive ontain rass, Pennisetum setaceum. From a biogeographical perspective, the most interesting species are represented by Falcidius ebejeri which is endemic to Malta and Tachycixius remanei, a sub-endemic species so far known only from Italy and Malta. Three species recorded from Malta in the Fauna Europaea database were not found during the present study.
ISSN: 2070-4526
Appears in Collections:BulESM, 2012, Volume 5
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