A new record of the leafhopper genusBatracomorphus Lewis (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae) from Korea with a key to the KoreanBatracomorphus species

  • Kim, Eunji (Department of Applied Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Oh, Sumin (Department of Applied Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Lee, Gwan-Seok (Department of Plant Protection, National Academy of Agricultural Science, Rural Development Administration) ;
  • Lee, Wang-Hee (Department of Biosystems Machinery Engineering, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Jung, Sunghoon (Department of Applied Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Chungnam National University)
  • Received : 2019.04.19
  • Accepted : 2019.08.22
  • Published : 2019.09.01


The leafhopper genus Batracomorphus Lewis, 1834 belongs to the tribe Batracomorphini (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae: Iassinae). B. irroratus Lewis, 1834 was designated as its type species. The genus includes most diverse species in the subfamily Iassinae and contains approximately 350 described species from the world. In Korea, four Batracomorphus species, B. allioni (Turton, 1802), B. punctilliger Anufriev, 1981, B. stigmaticus (Matsumura, 1912), B. viridulus (Melichar, 1902), have been reported in the Korean peninsula. The members of this genus have a similar body size and similar general appearances; thus, it is very difficult to identify clearly without examining the male's genital structures. In this study, Batracomorphus furcatus Li and Wang, 2003 is newly reported from Korea for the first time. This species is previously known to be from China. Herein, the morphological information of B. furcatus Li and Wang is provided with a re-description, photographs of the male dorsal habitus, illustrations of the genitalia structure and distributional records. In addition, a key to the Korean five species of Batracomorphus is presented.


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