Genus Pygospina Caldwell, 1951
Distribution: Widespread in the Neotropics.
Type species: Pygospina spinata Caldwell, 1951 (in Caldwell and Martorell, 1951)
Five currently recognized species as follows:
Pygospina aurantii (Crawford, 1914) - Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Puerto Rico
Pygospina reducta Caldwell, 1951 - Puerto Rico, Surinam
Pygospina rezendensis (Muir, 1926) - Brazil
Pygospina spinata Caldwell, 1951 - USA: Florida; Puerto Rico, Cuba, Surinam
Pygospina spinigera (Fennah, 1945) - Trinidad (St Augustine)
There are also a number of undescribed species.
Economic Importance: Limited. Members of this genus are commonly observed at lights.
Pygospina spinata - Typha domingensis Pers. (Southern Cattail, Typhaceae)
Members of this genus are similar to Phrictopyga. They are pale, very slightly flattened and usually with a pale stripe on the thorax. The genitalia are have a midventral process just below the pygofer opening.
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.
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.