Genus Eumetopina Breddin, 1896
Type species: Eumetopina krugeri Breddin, 1896
Distribution: NewWorld, except M. propinqua is Pantropical
Recognized species (distribution information may be incomplete)
Eumetopina bakeri Muir, 1919 - Borneo
Eumetopina bicornis Fennah, 1965 - New Guinea
Eumetopina caliginosa Muir, 1913 - Malaysia, Kei Islands
Eumetopina flava Muir, 1919 - Philippine Islands,
Eumetopina flavipes Muir, 1913 - Malaysia, Borneo, Philippine Islands, Papua New Guinea, Australia (Cape York Peninsula only)
Eumetopina hancocki Muir, 1929 - Uganda
Eumetopina histrionica (Kirkaldy, 1906) - Australia: Queensland, Australia
Eumetopina krugeri Breddin, 1896 - Indonesia, Borneo
Eumetopina maculata Muir, 1919 - Philippine Islands
Eumetopina flava - Sugarcane
Eumetopina flava is the " island sugarcane planthopper" and the vector of Ramu stunt disease in sugarcane. There have been extensive efforts to keep this species out of Australia and New Zealand.
For Eumetopina flava, see also images of this species at PaDIL (Pests and Diseases Image Library, Australia). This species (and the members of this genus) are strongly flattened unlike any North American delphacid, and their general appearance is also unlike any North American delphacid species.
At this time, neither Genbank or Bold have any molecular resources for this genus; however Urban et al. (2010) sequenced 18S rDNA, 28S rDNA, wingless, and cytochrome oxidase I of Eumetopina flavipes for their analyses.
Anderson, K.L., Sallam, N. & Congdon, B. C. 2009.The effect of host structure on the distribution and abundance of the island sugarcane planthopper, Eumetopina flavipes Muir, vector of Ramu stunt disease of sugarcane. Virus Research 141: 247-257.
Anderson, K.L., T.E. Deveson, N. Sallam, and B.C. Congdon. 2010. Wind-assisted migration potential of the island sugarcane planthopper Eumetopina flavipes (Hemiptera: Delphacidae): implications for managing incursions across an Australian quarantine frontline. Journal of Applied Ecology 47(6): 1310-1319.
Grimshaw, J. F. and Donaldson, J. F. 2007. Records of two sugarcane pests Eumetopina flavipes Muir (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) and Chilo terrenellus Pagenstecher (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) from Torres Strait and far north Queensland. Australian Journal of Entomology 46: 35–39.
Kuniata, L.S., Young, G.R., Pais, E., Jones, P., & Nagaraja, H. 1994. Preliminary observations on Eumetopina sp. (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) as a vector of Ramu stunt disease of sugarcane in Papua New Guinea. Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 33(2): 185-186.