Genus Stilbometopius Gnezdilov & O’Brien 2006
Tribe Issini Spinola, 1839
Subtribe Hysteropterina Melichar, 1906
Genus Stilbometopius Gnezdilov & O’Brien, 2006
Type species (in original combination): Issus auroreus Uhler, 1876.
Distribution: Texas and Mexico.
There is a single species currently assigned to this genus.
Stilbometopius auroreus (Uhler, 1876) - USA: TX; Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas)
= Issus auroreus Uhler 1876: 352.
= Hysteropterum auroreum (Uhler, 1876); comb. by Melichar 1906: 148.
= Stilbometopius auroreus (Uhler, 1876); comb. by Gnezdilov & O’Brien 2006b: 222.
Limited - this species is uncommon.
Known host plants:
Hind wings absent or rudimentary; body elongate (relative to Traxus, Paralixes); forewings leathery, not reticulate; intermediate carinae of front (between median and lateral carinae) obsolete, not raised (may be represented by a colored line); frons flat or slightly convex; anterior margin of vertex not medially projecting, nearly truncate; dorsal margin of frons slightly convex; costal border cream colored, other cells in forewing with black dots.
Stilbometopius auroreus (photographs by Kimberley Shropshire, University of Delaware)
This genus is not listed on Bugguide (nor is it listed under Hysteropterum).
Adults are evidently taken sweeping or beating.
Molecular resources: There are no data for this genus on Genbank or Barcode of Life.
Caldwell, J. S. 1945. Notes on Issidae from Mexico (Homoptera: Fulgoroidea). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 38: 89-120.
Doering. K. C. 1938. A contribution to the taxonomy of the subfamily Issinae in America north of Mexico (Fulgoroidea: Homoptera. Part II. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 25(20): 447-575.
Gnezdilov, V. M. and L. B. O'Brien. 2006. Generic changes in United States Issini (Hemiptera, Fulgoroidea, Issidae). Insecta Mundi 20(3-4): 217-225.
Metcalf, Z. P. 1958. General Catalogue of the Homoptera. Fascicle IV, Fulgoroidea, Part 15, Issidae. Waverly Press, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland.
Wilson, S. W., C. Mitter, R. F. Denno, and M. R. Wilson. 1994. Evolutionary patterns of host plant use by delphacid planthoppers and their relatives. In: R. F. Denno and T. J. Perfect, (eds.). Planthoppers: Their Ecology and Management. Chapman and Hall, New York. Pp. 7-45 & Appendix