Monecphora,

Carvalho, Gervásio Silva, Sakakibara, Albino Morimasa & Webb, Michael D., 2016, Two new species of the Neotropical spittlebug genus Monecphora Amyot & Serville (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) with key and notes of species of the genus, Zootaxa 4078 (1), pp. 143-152: 144

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Monecphora
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Key to species of Monecphora 

1. Forewing unicolorous or with a distal spot or transverse band................................................... 5

1 ’. Forewing with one or two longitudinal bands................................................................ 2

2 (1 ’). Pronotum completely dark-brown; forewing with a yellow longitudinal band from clavus base up to last fourth of corium ( Fig. 17View FIGURES 10 – 17)......................................................................................... M. sipolisi 

2 ’. Pronotum not dark-brown............................................................................... 3

3 (2 ’). Forewing with basal half of clavus and a longitudinal band in corium gradually narrowing towards apex, pale ochraceous ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 7 – 9)............................................................................................. M. fryi 

3 ’. Forewing with longitudinal band of corium not narrowing towards apex.......................................... 4

4 (3 ’). Pronotum light brown with a longitudinal medial band and another band on latero-anterior margin, ocher-yellow; forewing with costal margin with a band along anterior half and a large quadrate macula opposite to tip of clavus, ocher-yellow.................................................................................................. M. opulenta 

4 ’. Pronotum ocher-yellow with a transverse median stripe and the posterior margin, dark-brown; forewing with a longitudinal ocher-yellow band at middle of corium not reaching tip ( Fig. 18View FIGURES 18 – 20)................................... M. longitudinalis 

5 (1). Forewing unicolorous, opaque basally, becoming transparent distally ( Fig. 19View FIGURES 18 – 20).............................. M. pallida 

5 ’. Forewing not unicolorous............................................................................... 6

6 (5 ’). Forewing with a narrow transverse band at level of scutellum tip ( Fig. 7View FIGURES 7 – 9)................................ M. cingulata 

6 ’. Forewing without narrow transverse band at level of scutellum tip............................................... 7

7 (6 ’). Forewing broadly marked with brown distally............................................................... 8

7 ’. Forewing translucent grey with a brown spot distally ( Fig. 15View FIGURES 10 – 17)........................................ M. nigritarsis 

8 (7). Forewing with distal 4 / 5 of corium dark-brown ( Fig. 16View FIGURES 10 – 17)............................................. M. semilutea 

8 ’. Forewing with distal one or two-thirds of corium brown....................................................... 9

9 (8 ’). Pronotum with paired thick brown longitudinal bands ( Figs 1–2View FIGURES 1 – 6).............................. M. broomfieldi  sp. nov.

9 ’. Pronotum without longitudinal brown bands, may have transverse band.......................................... 10

10 (9 ’). Forewing with distal two-thirds of corium light-brown and proximal third yellow ( Fig. 10View FIGURES 10 – 17).......... M. machadoi  sp. nov.

10 ’. Forewing with distal third of corium dark-brown and proximal two-thirds ochraceous ( Fig. 20View FIGURES 18 – 20)............ M. nigroapicata