International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology

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- International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology (2015) Volume 3, Issue 1

Redescription of The Female Of Polana Amapaensis Coelho (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), with Emphasis on Genital Structures

Polana amapaensis Coelho, 1991 has its ovipositor described and illustrated, based on the examination of the female paratype, from Amapá State, Brazil. This is the first detailed description of the female genitalia of a Polana DeLong, 1942 species. We compared the female genitalia of P. amapaensis with those of other Gyponini genera. Our results confirm that the female genitalia in this tribe can be a source of useful taxonomic characteristics.

Author(s): Elidiomar Ribeiro Da-Silva,Luci Boa Nova Coelho

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