Grypotina Haupt, 1929

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: 101-103

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Grypotina Haupt, 1929


Grypotina Haupt, 1929 

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Type genus: Grypotes Fieber, 1866   .


Grypotina are small to medium sized, yellow, greenish, or tawny leafhoppers. They can be distinguished from Koebeliina by the crown not or weakly produced; anterior margin of head shagreen, crown rounded to face, with transverse striations, or carinate, not foliaceous; forewing with appendix restricted to anal margin; forewing veins not pustulate; metafemur penultimate pair of macrosetae close-set, when present; metatibia dorsal rows with distinct intercalary setae; metatibia pecten without platellae; first valvula curved; first valvula dorsal sculpturing pattern imbricate, reaching dorsal margin; second valvula with teeth on apical 1/3 or more.


HEAD. Head subequal to or wider than pronotum. Discal portion of crown glabrous with radial or longitudinal striae or shagreen. Anterior margin of head shagreen, with numerous transverse striations, or with a single transverse carina; sometimes irregularly shaped. Frontoclypeus not tumid; texture shagreen. Clypellus narrow; parallel-sided or tapering apically; apex extending well beyond normal curve of gena. Lorum subequal to or wider than clypellus near base. Antennal bases near middle or posteroventral (lower) corners of eyes. Antennae short, less than 1.5 x width of head or long, 1.5 x width of head or longer. Gena obtusely incised laterally; with fine erect seta beside laterofrontal suture. Antennal ledges absent. Ocelli present; distant from eyes; on anterior margin of head.

THORAX. Pronotum lateral margin carinate; lateral margin shorter than basal width of eye. WINGS. Forewing macropterous; appendix restricted to anal margin; with 3 anteapical cells; veins not raised; without reflexed costal veins; A1-A2 crossvein absent; apical venation not highly reticulate.

LEGS. Profemur with AM 1 seta only; intercalary row with one row of five or more fine setae; row AV with short, stout setae. Protibia dorsal surface rounded, convex. Metafemur apex macrosetae 2+2+1. Metatarsomere I not expanded apically; plantar surface with one or more platellae.

MALE GENITALIA. Valve articulated with pygofer; with short point of articulation with pygofer. Pygofer basolateral membranous cleft present; macrosetae well differentiated into several rows. Subgenital plates free from each other; articulated with valve; macrosetae scattered, irregularly arranged. 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 - or U -shaped; articulated with or fused to aedeagus.

FEMALE GENITALIA. Pygofer with numerous macrosetae. Ovipositor not protruding far beyond pygofer apex. First valvula curved; dorsal sculpturing pattern concatenate, reticulate, or with rectangular shaped cells; sculpturing reaching dorsal margin; without distinctly delimited ventroapical sculpturing. Second valvula broad, gradually tapered; without dorsal median tooth; teeth on apical 1/3 or more; teeth large, regularly shaped or teeth small, regularly or irregularly shaped.

Geography and ecology

Distribution: Palearctic, Oriental and Nearctic (adventive) regions ( Grypotes puncticollis   is introduced in North America).


Grypotina contains 5 genera and 10 species.

Included genera

Grypotellus Emeljanov, 1999  

Grypotes Fieber, 1866  

Pinopona Viraktamath & Sohi, 1998  

Shivapona Ghauri & Viraktamath, 1987  

Sohipona Ghauri & Viraktamath, 1987  


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