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Review of Lavora Muir (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Tropiduchidae) with descriptions of two new species from Solomon Islands

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The planthopper genus Lavora Muir, 1931 (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Tropiduchidae) is reviewed and seven species, including two new species, are recognized: L. anchora Fennah, 1949 (Russell Island), L. fuscimarginata Fennah, 1949 (San Cristobal, Ugi Island), L. longispinosa Wang, sp.n. (Guadalcanal Island, Isabel Island), L. ricanoides Muir, 1931 (Guadalcanal Island), L. sanctaeisabelae Fennah, 1949 (Santa Isabel Island), L. similis Wang, sp.n. (New Georgia Island) and L. straminea Fennah, 1949 (Vella Lavella Island). The female of L. ricanoides Muir, and L. fuscimarginata are recorded for the first time. Redescriptions of the genus and species based on the newly found female and other specimens are provided. A distribution map and key to the known species of this genus are also given.

Affiliations: 1: a)Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R. China ; 2: b) Department of Entomology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD, UK


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