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Genus Exitianus Ball, 1929 (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). A Taxonomic Revision from Pakistan

Genus Exitianus Ball, 1929 (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). A Taxonomic Revision from Pakistan

Waqar Khan1, Muhammad Atif Khan1, Waseem Abbas1, Muhammad Shakeel1, Hammad Uddin2 and Bismillah Shah1*

1Department of Entomology, Faculty of Crop Protection Sciences, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan; 2Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Faculty of Crop Production Sciences, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan.

 
*Correspondence | Bismillah Shah, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Crop Protection Sciences, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan; Email: bismillahshah1990@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

In the current study, the leafhopper genus Exitianus Ball is reviewed based on around 200 specimens sampled from various regions of Pakistan during 2019–­2021. The study revealed the presence of two species, Exitianus nanus (Distant) and Exitianus indicus (Distant) in the region. Their morphological descriptions, an identification key, and photographs are given. Specimens of all examined materials are deposited at the department of Entomology, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.

 

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Sarhad Journal of Agriculture

June

Vol. 38, Iss. 2, Pages 388-758

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