Genus Meristopsis Kennedy et al. 2012
Distribution: Two nominative species are found in the United States (Florida) and Central America.
Type species (in original combination): Meristopsis rhamphis Kennedy et al. 2012
Meristopsis rhamphis Kennedy et al. 2012 - USA: Florida
Meristopsis melanosteptos Kennedy et al. 2012 - USA: Florida; Belize, Guatemala
Hosts: None reported.
Economic Importance: Limited.
Uniform brown, often glossy; frons often darkened at fastiguim. Both species with unusual genitalia, especially the hook-tipped aedagus of M. rhamphis and the pronounced dorsal spine of M. melanosteptos. Genus similar in overall appearance to Nilaparvata, Euides, Pareuidella; but differing from all these by the simple parameres.
Collecting: Most specimens were collected at lights.
Molecular resources: None!
Kennedy, A. C., C. R. Bartlett, and S. W. Wilson. 2012. An annotated checklist of the delphacid planthoppers (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) of Florida with the description of three new species and the new genus, Meristopsis. Florida Entomologist 95(2): 395-421.