Eupelicina Sahlberg, 1871

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: 78-80

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Eupelicina Sahlberg, 1871


Eupelicina Sahlberg, 1871 

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Type genus: Eupelix Germar, 1821   .


Eupelicina are medium sized to large, whitish leafhoppers. They can be distinguished from Paradorydiina by the crown partly extending over the eyes anteriorly, the dorsal position of the ocelli, lateral margin of the pronotum carinate, frontoclypeus with a median carina anteriorly, forewing appendix large and extending around the wing apex, forewing marginal vein complete, hind wing marginal vein complete, male valve not fused to the pygofer, style more robust, ovipositor not extending far beyond the pygofer apex, first valvula dorsal sculpturing pattern reticulate or imbricate, second valvula with a dorsal median tooth and with dorsal teeth on the apical 1/3.


HEAD. Head subequal to or wider than pronotum. Discal portion of crown shagreen. Anterior margin of head foliaceous. Frontoclypeus not tumid; texture shagreen; with median longitudinal carina toward apex. 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. Ocelli present; distant from eyes; on crown.

THORAX. Pronotum lateral margin carinate; lateral margin as long as or longer than basal width of eye.

WINGS. Forewing macropterous or submacropterous; appendix large, extending around wing apex; with 3 anteapical cells; veins distinctly raised or carinate; without reflexed costal veins; A1-A2 crossvein absent; apical venation not highly reticulate.

LEGS. Profemur with AM 1 absent or reduced; intercalary row reduced or absent; row AV 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 in adult all simple.

MALE GENITALIA. Valve articulated with pygofer, with short point of articulation with pygofer. Pygofer basolateral membranous cleft present; macrosetae absent or reduced (≤ two rows). Subgenital plates free from each other; articulated with valve; without macrosetae. Style broadly bilobed basally; median anterior lobe pronounced. Basal processes of the aedeagus/connective absent. Aedeagus without basal

hinge; with a single shaft and gonopore. Connective anterior arms somewhat divergent, Y -shaped; articulated with aedeagus.

FEMALE GENITALIA. Pygofer with macrosetae reduced or absent. Ovipositor not protruding far beyond pygofer apex. First valvula not strongly convex; dorsal sculpturing pattern reticulate or imbricate (with overlapping scales); sculpturing reaching dorsal margin or submarginal; without distinctly delimited ventroapical sculpturing. Second valvula broad, gradually tapered; with dorsal median tooth; teeth on apical 1/3 or more; teeth small, regularly or irregularly shaped.

Geography and ecology

Distribution: Palearctic region.


Eupelicina contains the type genus and its 2 included species.

Included genera

Eupelix Germar, 1821  


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