Checklist of Leafhopper Species
(Hemiptera: Membracoidea: Cicadellidae and Myserslopiidae)
with Synonymy and Distribution
[Catalogue of the Homoptera, Fascicle 6, Abridged]
USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Systematic Entomology Laboratory
National Museum of Natural History
Washington, D.C. 20560-0168 USA
Abstract.— The species classification and synonymy of the Catalogue of the Homoptera Fascicle 6 are revised to conform with the current International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. This 516-page abridgment of Fascicle 6 includes a new 104-page index. The original 7,041-page catalogue covered all citations, on all subjects, to the 11,007 leafhopper species described from 1758-1955, and is still the starting point for all taxonomic research on Cicadellidae. The present checklist is disseminated electronically to broaden access to the information. Current country-level distribution of each species is also given, usually based on the localities listed in the original catalogue. The index to species is provided so that useful hardcopies of this checklist can be printed, which is encouraged.
Format.—The original combination of every name can be unambiguously inferred from the synonymy listing. Nevertheless, it is not always straightforward for subspecies that are valid and have changed status since their description. Explanation by example is given below.
The first entry below shows a subspecies that was originally described as such. The second entry below is for a subspecies that was originally described as a full species, as Ciccus cinctipes. The third entry below shows a subspecies that was originally described under a different nominate species, as Cicadella gothica atra. The last entry below shows a species that was originally described as a subspecies, as Cicadella hieroglyphica inscripta.
Teletusa excavata atraMelichar
Teletusa excavata atra Melichar 1925a: 345 [n.subsp. of excavata]; Metcalf 1965a, 6(1): 525 [Cat.]
Teletusa excavata cinctipes (Walker)
Ciccus cinctipes Walker 1851b: 803 [n.sp.]; Metcalf 1965a, 6(1): 525 [Cat.]
Neokolla hieroglyphica atra(Barber)
Cicadella hieroglyphica atra Barber 1921b: 130 [n.subsp. of gothica]; Metcalf 1965a, 6(1): 277 [Cat.]
Cicadella inscripta Olsen 1922a: 362 [n.subsp. of heiroglyphica]; Metcalf 1965a, 6(1): 277 [Cat.]
Papers are cited by author, year, and key letter, corresponding to the key letters given in the bibliography (Metcalf 1964a). Limited numbers of the bibliography are still available upon request to the above address. A searchable, electronic version of Metcalf’s bibliography of the Auchenorrhyncha was created at North Carolina State University and is posted on the NCSU Libraries website . NCSU Libraries website .
As with any work of this detail, it is difficult to eliminate all errors. I would appreciate notification of any errors so that they can be corrected. Other comments, and reprints of recent papers for inclusion in the contemporary database in progress, are always welcome.
Leafhopper Species Checklist 1758-1955
(arranged alphabetically by genus and species)