Issidae Spinola, 1839

Gnezdilov, Vladimir M., 2009, Revisionary notes on some tropical Issidae and Nogodinidae (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea), Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49 (1), pp. 75-92: 77

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5319196

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scientific name

Issidae Spinola, 1839
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Family Issidae Spinola, 1839  

Currently, the family Issidae   comprises one subfamily with five tribes ( GNEZDILOV 2003a). The traditional classification of the family is based mostly on the characters of fore and hind wings and in particular on the development or reduction of hind wings. However, the state of reduction seems to vary within genera and the reduction is likely to have evolved independently several times in different taxa of the Issidae   (GNEZDILOV, in prep.). For these reasons, I consider the presence of the trilobed hind wing as an insufficient character for the definition of a separate tribe Thioniini   ( MELICHAR 1906, GNEZDILOV 2003a) and place Thabena Stål, 1866   and Euroxenus   gen. nov. in the tribe Issini   . I suggest treating Thioniini Melichar, 1906   as a junior synonym of Issini Spinola, 1839   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Issidae