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Abstract

Descriptions of the adult genitalia and immatures of the Asian planthopper Ricania speculum (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Ricaniidae) recently introduced to Italy.

Abstract

The ricaniid planthopper Ricania speculum (Walker) (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea) was recently introduced to Italy, apparently from southeast Asia. This species has the potential to become a significant agricultural pest, as it feeds on >60 species of plants, some of which are of economic importance. Here we describe and illustrate the adult male and female genitalia and the first- through fifth-instar nymphs.