A Checklist of the Genus Malaxa (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Delphacidae) with Descriptions and Illustrations of Malaxa Bispinata Newly Recorded in China and The Fifth Instar of Malaxa delicata

Xiaohui Hou, Lin Yang, Xiangsheng Chen

Abstract


The Oriental and Neotropical delphacid genus Malaxa is reviewed and currently includes 11 species. Malaxa fusca Yang and Yang (1986) is removed from synonymy with M. semifusca Yang&Yang 1986, and is considered valid. Malaxa bispinata Muir, 1926, is re-described and re-illustrated as a new record in China. The fifth instar of M. delicata Ding&Yang 1986, is described and illustrated for the first time. A key to the species of this genus in China is provided.

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