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Abstract

On the scientific name of the invaded planthopper (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Ricaniidae) in Korea.

Abstract

Brown ricaniid planthopper (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea) is one of the invaded pests in Korea. However, this species has been misidentified or not identified yet, caused confusions in taxonomy or agroecosystem. In the present study, we collected the specimens occurring in Korea nationwide and taxonomically reviewed. Consequently, we confirmed its scientific name as Ricania sublimata. Herein, a key to the Korean Ricania is provided.