Genus Sayiana Ball, 1928
Tribe Otiocerini Muir, 1917
Genus Sayiana Ball, 1928
Type species (in original combination): Anotia sayi Ball, 1902b.
Distribution: Southeastern US and Caribbean.
There are 4 species recognized in Sayiana:
Sayiana maracasa Fennah, 1952 - Trinidad
Sayiana puertoricensis Caldwell, 1951 (In Caldwell & Martorell 1951) - Puerto Rico
Sayiana sayi (Ball, 1902b) - USA: AR, FL, IA, IL, MS, NY, TX
Sayiana viequensis Caldwell, 1951 (In Caldwell & Martorell 1951) - Puerto Rico
Known host plants:
Derbidae are known or assumed to feed on fungal hyphae as immatures. The significance of adult host associations are unclear.
Pale, fragile forms; wings greatly exceeding the abdomen; frons extremely compressed, head strongly projecting; pustules along claval vein; clavus open, antennae lacking appendages; in lateral view, head projecting in front of eyes for a distance subequal to width of eyes (similar to Anotia); costal margin expanded to a free appendage half as wide as wing at that point
Sayiana sayi (photographs by Kimberley Shropshire, University of Delaware)
Bugguide (as of this writing) has this genus included in unidentified Anotia.
Molecular resources: As of this writing, there are appears to be no molecular data for this genus on Genbank or Barcode of Life.
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Dozier, H. L. 1928a [dated 1922 or 1926]. The Fulgoridae or planthoppers of Mississippi, including those of possible occurrence. Technical Bulletin of the Mississippi Agricultural Experiment Station 14: 1-152.
Fennah, R. G. 1952. On the generic classification of Derbidae (Fulgoroidea), with descriptions of new Neotropical species. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 103(4): 109-170.
Metcalf, Z. P. 1923. A Key to the Fulgoridae of Eastern North America with descriptions of new species. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 38(3): 139-230, plus 32 plates. [available from http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/jncas/]
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