Eur. J. Entomol. 114: 279-290, 2017 | DOI: 10.14411/eje.2017.034

Indochinese Polydictya lanternflies: Two new species from Vietnam, identification key and notes on P. vietnamica (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Fulgoridae)

Jérôme CONSTANT1, Hong-Thai PHAM2
1 Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, O.D. Phylogeny and Taxonomy, Entomology, Vautier street 29, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium; e-mail:
2 Vietnam National Museum of Nature, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet Street, Hanoi, Vietnam; e-mail:

Two new species of Polydictya Guérin-Méneville, 1844 from Vietnam, P. grootaerti sp. n. from Central Vietnam and P. drumonti sp. n. from North Vietnam, are described and compared with the closest species, P. chantrainei Nagai & Porion, 2004 and P. kuntzi Nagai & Porion, 2004. The male genitalia are described and illustrated for the two new species as well as for P. vietnamica Constant & Pham, 2008 for the first time. Habitus details and photographs, a distribution map and photographs of specimens in nature when available, are provided. The occurrence of P. vietnamica from Thailand and Northeast India, noted here for the first time based on photographs taken in nature, requires confirmation based on the examination of specimens. An identification key to the species of Polydictya from the Indochinese region is provided.

Keywords: Hemiptera, Fulgoridae, Polydictya, lanternbug, planthopper, taxonomy, new species, key, citizen science, Indochina

Received: November 19, 2016; Accepted: January 20, 2017; Revised: January 20, 2017; Published online: June 2, 2017Show citation

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CONSTANT, J., & PHAM, H. (2017). Indochinese Polydictya lanternflies: Two new species from Vietnam, identification key and notes on P. vietnamica (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Fulgoridae). Eur. J. Entomol.114(1), 2017.000. doi: 10.14411/eje.2017.034.
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