Review of the Bamboo Delphacid Genus Arcofacies (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Delphacidae) from China, with Description of One New Species

Xiangsheng Chen, Lin Yang, James H. Tsai


Four species in the genus Arcofacies Muir, 1915 in China (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Delphacidae: Delphacinae: Tropidocephalini) feeding exclusively on bamboo (Bambusoideae), are reviewed. The 4 species are A. fullawayi Muir, 1915 (Fujian: Wuyishan; Taiwan: Taibei, Gaoxiong, Nantou; Sichuan; Hainan; Guizhou: Luodan, Wangmo), A. maculatipennis Ding, 1987 (Guizhou: Luodian, Guiyang, Xishui, Chishui, Daozhen, Changshui, Fuqian), A. strigatipennis Ding, 1990 (Fujian: Wuyishan), and A. ampelocalamus Chen sp. nov. (Guizhou: Daozhen). The main morphological characters and male genitalia of the 4 species are described or redescribed and illustrated. A key for identifying the species of Arcofacies from China is provided. The importance of these as a pest on bamboo is discussed briefly, and biological notes of the new species are given.

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