Paradorydiina Evans, 1936

Zahniser, James N. & Dietrich, Chris H., 2013, A review of the tribes of Deltocephalinae (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae), European Journal of Taxonomy 45, pp. 1-211: 80-82

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Paradorydiina Evans, 1936


Paradorydiina Evans, 1936 

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Type genus: Paradorydium Kirkaldy, 1901   .

= Dorydiini Fieber, 1872  (Type: Dorydium Burmeister, 1839   ; suppressed).


Paradorydiina are medium sized to large, somewhat to very elongate, produced leafhoppers, usually whitish, greenish, or brownish in color. They can be distinguished from Eupelicina by the crown not extending over the eyes anteriorly, ocelli on the anterior margin of the head, lateral margin of the pronotum not carinate, frontoclypeus without a median anterior carina, forewing appendix reduced or absent, forewing marginal vein incomplete, hind wing marginal vein incomplete, male valve fused to the pygofer, style gracile, ovipositor extending far beyond the pygofer apex, first valvula dorsal sculpturing pattern maculose or granulose, second valvula without a dorsal median tooth and without dorsal teeth on apical 1/3.


Head. Head subequal to or wider than pronotum. Discal portion of crown punctate. Anterior margin of head foliaceous. Frontoclypeus not tumid; texture punctate. Clypellus parallel-sided or tapering apically; apex following or slightly surpassing normal curve of gena. Lorum subequal to or wider than clypellus near base. Antennal bases near upper or anterodorsal corners of eyes. Antennae short, less than 1.5 x width of head. Gena strongly incised laterally (nearly forming right angle); without fine erect seta beside laterofrontal suture. Antennal ledges absent or weakly developed (carinate or weakly carinate). Ocelli present; close to eyes; on anterior margin of head.

THORAX. Pronotum lateral margin not carinate; lateral margin as long as or longer than basal width of eye.

WINGS. Forewing macropterous or submacropterous; acuminate; appendix absent or reduced; veins distinctly raised or carinate; without reflexed costal veins; A1-A2 crossvein absent; apical venation not

highly reticulate; marginal vein often absent or partially absent medial to M1+2; hind wing marginal vein often absent.

LEGS. Profemur with AM 1 absent or reduced; intercalary row reduced or absent; row AV with thin, hairlike setae, without setae, or with relatively long macrosetae. Protibia dorsal surface flat, AD and PD margins at ~90º angles but not carinate. Metafemur apex macrosetae 2+0. Metatarsomere I expanded apically, plantar setae simple, tapered.

MALE GENITALIA. Valve fused to pygofer. Pygofer basolateral membranous cleft absent, not membranous; macrosetae absent or reduced (≤ two rows). Subgenital plates free from each other and articulated with or fused to valve; without macrosetae. Style broadly bilobed basally, median anterior lobe pronounced; somewhat gracile, not fully sclerotized posteriad of median anterior lobe. Basal processes of the aedeagus/connective absent or reduced.Aedeagus without basal hinge; with a single shaft and gonopore. Connective anterior arms somewhat divergent, Y - or U -shaped; articulated with aedeagus.

FEMALE GENITALIA. Pygofer with macrosetae reduced or absent. Ovipositor protruding far beyond pygofer apex. First valvula not strongly convex; dorsal sculpturing pattern granulose or maculose; sculpturing submarginal; with ventroapical sculpturing distinctly delimited. Second valvula gradually broadened medially or subapically; without dorsal median tooth; teeth absent.

Geography and ecology

Distribution: Palearctic, Afrotropical, Oriental and Australian regions.


Paradorydiina contains 6 genera and 62 species. Paradorydium   and Chloropelix   were included in the phylogenetic analyses here and were resolved together with very high branch support on a relatively long branch sister to Eupelix   .

Sectoculus   is transferred to Paradorydiina here. Morrison (1973 a) established the genus and indicated that it belonged to Paradorydiini which he included in Hecalinae   . It was listed in Hecalini   by Oman et al. (1990) who apparently overlooked its placement by Morrison. It is similar morphologically to Paradorydium   .

Included genera

Afralycisca Kocak, 1981  

Chloropelix Lindberg, 1936  

Mapochia Distant, 1910  

Mapochiella Evans, 1966  

Paradorydium Kirkaldy, 1901  

Sectoculus Morrison, 1973   placement nov. (transferred from Hecalini   )


Australian Museum


Dutch Plant Protection Service, Culture Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria






Paradorydiina Evans, 1936

Zahniser, James N. & Dietrich, Chris H. 2013


Dorydiini Fieber, 1872