A new species of planthopper from Costa Rica in the genus Herpis (Hemiptera: Derbidae) from palms in the cloud forest

Zootaxa. 2023 Mar 13;5254(3):357-369. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.5254.3.3.


Recent survey efforts in Costa Rica have documented many new species of planthoppers, primarily in the families Derbidae and Cixiidae, on palms. Recently, a specimen was collected sweeping palms in the Los Angeles cloud forest in Costa Rica and was identified as belonging to the genus Herpis (Derbidae). It was subsequently determined to represent a previously undescribed species. Herein, the new species, Herpis circumsoros Bahder & Bartlett sp. n. is described with supplemental molecular data for the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene and 18S rRNA gene to support placement of the new species in the genus Herpis.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Arecaceae
  • Costa Rica
  • Forests
  • Genes, Insect / genetics
  • Hemiptera* / anatomy & histology
  • Hemiptera* / classification
  • Hemiptera* / genetics