Genus Equasystatus Asche, 1983
Type species (in original combination): Punana breviceps Muir, 1926.
There is a single species in this genus.
Equasystatus breviceps (Muir, 1926) - Described from a single male specimen from Ecuador (Naranjapata, 1,850 feet, Dec. 1922; Cumanda canton, Chimborazo Province).
Reported Hosts: None.
Economic Importance: Limited.
This genus erected by Asche (1983), who separated this genus the old world genus Punana Muir, 1913.
The very wide and short vertex, separated from the frons with a carina, and the 5 carinate mesonotum (with intermediate carinae serpentine) are features of the tribe.
Equasystatus is very similar to Platysystatus and best separated by antennae flattened in cross-section (terete in Platysystatus); frons in frontal view weakly convex and weakly projecting laterally beneath eyes, not covering base of scape (convex between eye and laterally projecting beneath eyes to cover - or nearly cover - the base of scape in Platysystatus).
Equasystatus breviceps - holotype - Thanks to Shepherd Myers, BPBM for photos.
Asche, M. 1983b. Aufgliederung der Asiracinen-Gattung Punana Muir, 1913: Equasystatus gen. nov. aus Equador und Neopunana gen. nov. von den Karibischen Inseln (Homoptera Auchenorrhyncha Fulgoromorpha Delphacidae). Marburger Entomologische Publikationen 1(8): 127-166.
Emeljanov, A. F. 1996. On the question of the classification and phylogeny of the Delphacidae (Homoptera, Cicadina), with reference to larval characters. Entomological Review 75(9): 134-150. [the PDF is really bad, but it is all I have].
Muir, F.A.G. 1926b. Contributions to our knowledge of South American Fulgoroidea (Homoptera). Part I. The Family Delphacidae. Experiment Station of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Association, Entomological Series, Bulletin 18: 1-51, plates 1-5.