Tishechkin D.Yu. 2023. Review of the Aphrophora salicina (Goeze, 1778) (Homoptera: Cercopoidea: Aphrophoridae) species group of Russia and adjacent territories with description of a new species // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.32. No.3: 253–260 [in English].

Department of Entomology, Faculty of Biology, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vorobyevy Gory, Moscow 119234, Russia. E-mail: macropsis@yandex.ru

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.32.3.01

ABSTRACT. A study of the male calling signals of species of the Aphrophora salicina group in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan showed that three species of this group occur in this territory. A. salicina (Goeze, 1778) = A. pectoralis Matsumura, 1903 syn.n. occurs throughout Russia and in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. A. willemsi Lallemand, 1946 previously misidentified by European authors as A. pectoralis = A. costalis Matsumura, 1903 is distributed in the central regions of European Russia and in Siberia eastwards at least to Buryatia. A. itiliensis sp.n. so far was found only in the Lower Volga region. All three species distinctly differ in the calling signal temporal patterns and can occur in the same locality. In morphological traits, A. salicina and A. willemsi differ from each other in the length of the ovipositor and the length of the hairs on the forewings; A. itiliensis sp.n. differs from these species in the shape of the pygofer processes.

KEY WORDS: froghoppers, taxonomy, morphology, vibrational signals, distribution, synonymy, Kazakhstan, Central Asia.

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