Genus Anchidelphax Fennah 1965
Family Delphacidae Leech, 1815
Subfamily Delphacinae Leech, 1815
Tribe Delphacini Leech, 1815
Distribution: Caribbean and Northern South America
Type species (in original combination): Megamelus albidens havanensis Crawford, 1914
There are only two species in the genus.
Anchidelphax albidens (Crawford, 1914: 622) - Brazil
Anchidelphax havanensis (Crawford, 1914: 622) - Cuba, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia
Hosts: Unknown, but presumably grasses.
I have collected a few specimens in the British West Indies sweeping grasses in the vicinity of salt ponds.
Economic Importance: Limited.
Infrequently encountered. Pale with downcurved aedeagus and lateral flange on lateral margin of pygofer. At least one undescribed Central American species.
Anchidelphax havanensis - Pale, sometimes with an orange cast. Male genitalia is unusual with sharply downcurved aedeagus and lateral flange on male pygofer.
Anchidelphax albidens is not available for photography at this time.
Terminalia of Anchidelphax albidens from Muir & Giffard 1024
Websites: This genus is not on bugguide. Anchidelphax is here on Discover Life.
Molecular resources: None.
Caldwell, J. S. and L. F. Martorell. 1951 [dated1950]. Review of the Auchenorynchous [sic] Homoptera of Puerto Rico. Part II. The Fulgoroidea except Kinnaridae. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico 34(2): 133-269.
Crawford, D. L. 1914a. A contribution toward a monograph of the homopterous insects of the family Delphacidae of North and South America. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 46: 557-640, plus 6 plates.
Fennah, R. G. 1965. New Species of Fulgoroidea (Homoptera) from the West Indies. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society, London 117(4): 95-126.
Muir, F.A.G. and Giffard, W. M. 1924a.. Studies in North American Delphacidae. Bulletin of the Experiment Station of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association, Entomological series no. 15: 1-53.