A new species of the planthopper genus Polychornum Gnezdilov, 2021 (Hemiptera: Caliscelidae: Ommatidiotinae) extends the distribution of the genus and tribe Augilini Baker to Africa

  • Vladimir M. Gnezdilov Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, 1 Universitetskaya Emb., Saint Petersburg 199034, Russia
Keywords: Afrotropical Region, bamboo, key, morphology, new record, new species, Ommatidiotinae, taxonomy


The caliscelid tribe Augilini Baker is recorded for the first time from African continent after Polychornum centroafricanum sp. n. described and illustrated from the Democratic Republic of Congo, collected in 1948. This is first representative of the genus Polychornum Gnezdilov, 2021 from the Afrotropical Region. Global distribution and host plants of the species of the tribe Augilini are discussed.


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How to Cite
GnezdilovV. M. (2023). A new species of the planthopper genus Polychornum Gnezdilov, 2021 (Hemiptera: Caliscelidae: Ommatidiotinae) extends the distribution of the genus and tribe Augilini Baker to Africa. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 69(4), 365–373. https://doi.org/10.17109/AZH.69.4.365.2023