Key to the planthoppers of Australia and New Zealand
By Murray J. Fletcher
Orange Agricultural Institute
NZ component in collaboration with Marie-Claude Larivière, Landcare Research, Auckland, New Zealand
First published: 12 March 1999
This key will allow identifications of the planthoppers (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea) known to occur in Australia and New Zealand to the taxonomic level of Family. A checklist of known species, in their most recently accepted taxonomic combination, is provided for each Family.
Within some Families, the key leads further to allow identification to Subfamily, Tribe, Genus or Species. These subsequent keys are marked where they occur. Keys to the New Zealand genera are being developed for the web by Dr M.-C. Larivière, NZAC. Links to these are provided from the appropriate section of this website.
The Australian fulgoroid fauna in most families has been poorly studied and identification to species in many Families is not possible without extensive additional revisionary work. The checklists provided are based on current published literature and almost certainly contain errors of combination and synonymies that will only be determined through further taxonomic research. There is also a significant portion of the Australian fulgoroid fauna still undescribed.
Suggestions, criticisms and comment on this website, or Australian fulgoroid specimens for identification, may be sent to the author:
Dr M.J. Fletcher
Orange Agricultural Institute,
Orange NSW 2800
A charge to cover the cost of the identification may apply.
This key may be cited as:
Fletcher, M.J. (1999) Identification key and checklists for the Planthoppers of Australia and New Zealand (Superfamily Fulgoroidea) http://www1.dpi.nsw.gov.au/keys/fulgor/index.html
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