Identification key to New Zealand treehoppers and leafhoppers (Insecta: Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha)

Archived key; no more updates.

How to cite this keyLarivière M-C, Fletcher MJ, Larochelle A 2013. Identification key to New Zealand treehoppers and leafhoppers (Insecta: Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha).

This identification key to New Zealand treehoppers and leafhoppers modifies an earlier key published by Larivière & Fletcher (2004-2010). It is based mostly on revisions published by Knight in the 1970-1980s and Hamilton (1999: Myerslopiidae).

      For a detailed inventory of the treehopper and leafhopper fauna, including nomenclature (valid names, synonyms, combinations, and associated bibliographic information), primary type repositories, and information on geographic distribution (including maps), biology and dispersal, users are referred to the Auchenorrhyncha Catalogue published by Larivière, Fletcher & Larochelle (2010: Fauna of New Zealand 63) as well as the follow-up online Checklist of Auchenorrhyncha by the same authors ( Larivière, Fletcher & Larochelle, 2012-present). 

     Colour photos have been provided for the majority of taxa included in the key. In addition, users may access the Photographic guide to Auchenorrhyncha produced by Larivière & Larochelle (2013-present).

      Note: The layout of the key couplets is designed to fit a 10 inch tablet PC screen, with the possibility of using any Web browser zooming options for larger or smaller displays such as flat screen monitors or smartphones.