Genus Megamelanus Ball, 1902
Distribution: Western United States.
Type species (in original combination): Megamelanus bicolor Ball, 1902.
Megamelanus bicolor Ball, 1902 - USA: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah
Megamelanus rufivittatus Ball, 1905 - see Saccharosydne
(Megamelanus rufivittatus is a junior synonym of Saccharosydne saccharivora (Westwood, 1833), see Kennedy et al. 2012)
Hosts: None reported.
Economic Importance: Limited.
Unique among North American species. Uncommonly encountered.
I have not seen long-winged forms, although they probably exist. I was recently sent a macropterous female.
Molecular resources: None!
Ball, E. D. 1902d. New Genera and Species of North American Fulgoridae. Canadian Entomologist 34: 259-266.
Ball, E. D. 1905a. Some new Homoptera from the south and southwest. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 18: 117-120.
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.
McDermott, B.T. 1952. A revision of the genus Megamelanus and its allies (Homoptera, Fulgoroidea, Delphacidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 25: 41-49.