A new synonym and description of two new species of Portanus (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Xestocephalinae) from Brazil and Bolivia

Adenomar Neves de Carvalho, Rodney Ramiro Cavichioli


One leafhopper species of the genus Portanus Ball, 1932 is synonymized. In this paper, we offer the redescription of P. hasemani as well as description of two new species of Portanus: P. bifurcus and P. delsara described and illustrated from series type of the Scaphoideus punctulatus Osborn, 1923 (= P. hasemani). The descriptions are based on features from the external morphology and male genital structures. Comparisons of the two new taxa with the remaining  Portanus species are provided. Specimens studied are deposited in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, USA (CMNH) and Ohio State University Collection, Columbus, USA (OSUC).

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