Sexual dimorphism documented in Reptalus iguchii (Matsumura) (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Cixiidae) with a description of males
Article first published online: 5 DEC 2011
© 2011 The Authors. Entomological Research © 2011 The Entomological Society of Korea and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
Volume 42, Issue 1, pages 35–43, January 2012
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RAHMAN, M. A., KWON, Y. J. and SUH, S. J. (2012), Sexual dimorphism documented in Reptalus iguchii (Matsumura) (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Cixiidae) with a description of males. Entomological Research, 42: 35–43. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5967.2011.00358.x
- Issue published online: 17 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 5 DEC 2011
- Received 21 July 2011; accepted 18 October 2011.
- Oliarus iguchii;
Reptalus iguchii (Matsumura 1914) comb. nov., previously known from female specimens, is recognized for the first time in the Republic of Korea. This species is sexually dimorphic, based on observations of a pair in copula. Detailed morphological characters of both male and female were studied and are illustrated. Also, sequence data from ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) and cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) genes were used to distinguish males and females of the only other congener known from Korea, R. quadricinctus (Matsumura 1914). Artemisia and Prunus are recorded as potential hosts in the Republic of Korea for the first time.