First host plant record for Pacarina (Hemiptera, Cicadidae)

First host plant record for Pacarina (Hemiptera, Cicadidae)Aiello, AnnetteStucky, Brian J.2020DOI: info:10.3897/neotropical.15.e49013Neotropical Biology and Conservationv. 15No. 1778877–882236-3777
Aiello, Annette and Stucky, Brian J. 2020. "First host plant record for Pacarina (Hemiptera, Cicadidae)." Neotropical Biology and Conservation 15 (1):77–88. https://doi.org/10.3897/neotropical.15.e49013
ID: 155018
Type: article
Authors: Aiello, Annette; Stucky, Brian J.
Keywords: STRI
Abstract: Twenty-nine Pacarina (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) adults, 12 males and 17 females, emerged from the soil of a potted Dracaena trifasciata (Asparagaceae) in Arraiján, Republic of Panama, providing the first rearing records and the first definitive host plant records for any species of Pacarina. These reared Pacarina appear to be morphologically distinct from all known species of Pacarina and likely represent an undescribed species. In light of this finding, we also discuss the taxonomy, biogeography, and ecology of Pacarina.