Review of the genus Malaxella (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Delphacidae) endemic in China, with a description of a new species

Fengjuan Ren, Yixin Huang, Lifang Zheng, Daozheng Qin


The Chinese endemic delphacid genus Malaxella Ding & Hu (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Delphacidae) is reviewed in this paper. Three species are treated of which M. flava Ding & Hu and M. tetracantha Qin & Zhang are redescribed, one new species, M. macracantha Ren & Qin sp. nov., is described. Habitus photos and illustrations of male genitalia of these 3 species are given. A key for identifying the species of Malaxella is also provided.



Se revisa el género delfácido endémico de China, Malaxella Ding y Hu (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Delphacidae). Se estudian tres especies de los cuales se redescriben M. flava Ding & Hu, M. tetracantha Qin & Zhang y se describe una nueva especie, M. macracantha Ren & Qin sp. nov. Se aportan fotos del hábitus e ilustraciones de la genitalia masculina de estas 3 especies. También se provee una clave para identificar las especies de Malaxella.


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Auchenorrhyncha; Fulgoromorpha; Tropidocephalini; taxonomy; distribution

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