New Species brought to you by the Illinois Natural History Survey in 2013

 Drypetes asymmetricarpa from Levin 2013, Phytokeys, doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.29.6004

Drypetes asymmetricarpa from Levin 2013

More than 100 new species, 10 new genera and 10 new families were described in papers authored by Illinois Natural History Survey scientists in 2013.  The majority of the newly described species are insects, but fungi, a spider, a plant, a microsporidian, and a virus were also described.  It is noteworthy that new taxa were described from North America, and even from Illinois.

Zealeuctra ukayodi from Grubbs et al. 2013, Zookeys, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.344.5912

Zealeuctra ukayodi from Grubbs et al. 2013

Biotic surveys have always been an important component of the work of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and the collections of biological specimens held at INHS serve as a record Illinois, North American, and worldwide biodiversity, current and historical.   They are used by researchers on this campus and around the world.

2013 papers in which new taxa were described
(INHS authors are indicated with an asterisk*):

Agindotan, B.O., J.R. Prasifka, M.E. Gray, C.H. Dietrich*, and C.A. Bradley. 2013. Transmission of switchgrass mosaic virus by Graminella aureovittata. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 35(3): 384-389.

Balhoff, J.P., I. Mikó, M.J. Yoder*, P.L. Mullins, and A.R. Deans. 2013. A semantic model for species description, applied to the ensign wasps (Hymenoptera: Evaniidae) of New Caledonia. Systematic Biology 62(5): 639-59.

Barling, N., S.W. Heads*, and D.M. Martill. 2013. A new parasitoid wasp (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil: The first Mesozoic Pteromalidae. Cretaceous Research 45: 258-264.

Bond, J., and S.J. Taylor*. 2013. A new species of Tarsonops (Araneae, Caponiidae) from southern Belize, with a key to the genera of the subfamily Nopinae. Zookeys 289: 57-64.

Catalano, M.I., S. Paradell, and C.H. Dietrich*. 2013. Three new species of Neozygina Dietrich & Dmitriev (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Typhlocybinae) from Argentina, with a key to south American species. Zootaxa 3652(1): 156-62

Catalano, M.I., S.L. PARADELL, and C.H. Dietrich*. 2013. Four new species of genus Parallaxis McAtee (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Typhlocybinae: Dikraneurini) from Argentina, with a key to known species. Zootaxa 3737(3): 241–250.

Catalano, M., S. Paradell, and C.H. Dietrich*. 2013. First report on the leafhopper genus Balera Young (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Typhlocybinae, Alebrini) from Argentina, and description of a new species. Zookeys 352: 1-7.

Catanach, T.A., C.H. Dietrich*, and J.B. Woolley. 2013. A revision of the New World sharpshooter genus Xyphon Hamilton (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Cicadellinae). Zootaxa 3741(4): 490-510.

Dietrich*, C.H. 2013. South American leafhoppers of the tribe Typhlocybini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Typhlocybinae). Zoologia (Curitiba) 30: 519-568.

Grubbs, S., B. Kondratieff, B.P. Stark, and R.E. DeWalt*. 2013. A review of the Nearctic genus Zealeuctra Ricker (Plecoptera, Leuctridae), with the description of a new species from the Cumberland Plateau region of eastern North America. Zookeys 344(0): 17-47.

Hyde, K., E.B.G. Jones, J. Liu, H. Ariyawansa, E. Boehm, S. Boonmee, U. Braun, P. Chomnunti, P. Crous, D. Dai, P. Diederich, A. Dissanayake, M. Doilom, F. Doveri, S. Hongsanan, R. Jayawardena, J. Lawrey, Y. Li, Y. Liu, R. L√ºcking, J. Monkai, L. Muggia, M. Nelsen, K. Pang, R. Phookamsak, I. Senanayake, C. Shearer, S. Suetrong, K. Tanaka, K. Thambugala, N. Wijayawardene, S. Wikee, H. Wu, Y. Zhang, B. Aguirre-Hudson, S.A. Alias, A. Aptroot, A. Bahkali, J. Bezerra, D.J. Bhat, E. Camporesi, E. Chukeatirote, C. Gueidan, D. Hawksworth, K. Hirayama, S. Hoog, J. Kang, K. Knudsen, W. Li, X. Li, Z. Liu, A. Mapook, E.C. McKenzie, A.N. Miller*, P. Mortimer, A.L. Phillips, H. Raja, C. Scheuer, F. Schumm, J. Taylor, Q. Tian, S. Tibpromma, D. Wanasinghe, Y. Wang, J. Xu, S. Yacharoen, J. Yan, and M. Zhang. 2013. Families of Dothideomycetes. Fungal Diversity 63(1): 1-313.

Jepson, J.E., S.W. Heads*, V.N. Makarkin, and D. Ren. 2013. New fossil mantidflies (Insecta: Neuroptera: Mantispidae) from the Mesozoic of north-eastern China. Palaeontology 56(3): 603-13.

Levin*, G.A. 2013. A synopsis of the New World species of Drypetes section Drypetes (Putranjivaceae) with asymmetrical fruits, including description of a new species. Phytokeys 29(0): 75-87.

Lu, L., C.H. Dietrich*, and Y. Zhang. 2013. Review of the leafhopper genus Evinus Dlabola (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Zootaxa 3701(4): 421-36.

Raja, H.A., N.H. Oberlies, T. El-Elimat, A.N. Miller*, S.E. Zelski, and C.A. Shearer. 2013. Lindgomyces angustiascus, (Lindgomycetaceae, Pleosporales, Dothideomycetes), a new lignicolous species from freshwater habitats in the USA. Mycoscience 54(5): 353–361.

Raja, H.A., K. Tanaka, K. Hirayama, A. Hashimoto, N. Oberlies, M. Figueroa, A.N. Miller*, S. Zelski, and C.A. Shearer. 2013. Freshwater Ascomycetes: Minutisphaera (Dothideomycetes) revisited, including one new species from Japan. Mycologia 105(4): 959-976.

Soto-Adames*, F.N., R. Giordano*, and K. Christiansen. 2013. Bellisotoma, a new genus of Isotomidae from North America (Hexapoda, Collembola). Zookeys 283: 7-13

Soto-Adames*, F.N., and S.J. Taylor*. 2013. The dorsal chaetotaxy of Trogolaphysa (Collembola, Paronellidae), with descriptions of two new species from caves in Belize. Zookeys 323: 35-74.

Soto-Adames*, F.N., and S.J. Taylor*. 2013. New species and new records of springtails (Hexapoda: Collembola) from caves in the Salem Plateau of Illinois, USA. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 79(2): 145-77.

Takiya, D.M., C.H. Dietrich*, and C. Viraktamath. 2013. The unusual Afrotropical and Oriental leafhopper subfamily Signoretiinae (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae): taxonomic notes, new distributional records, and description of two new Signoretia species. Zookeys 319: 303-23.

Wang, T.-., Y.-. Nai, C.-. Wang, L.F. Solter*, H.-. Hsu, C.-. Wang, and C.-. Lo. 2013. A new microsporidium, Triwangia caridinae gen. nov., sp. nov. parasitizing fresh water shrimp, Caridina formosae (Decapoda: Atyidae) in Taiwan. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 112(3): 281-93.

Zahniser*, J.N. 2013. A new genus and species of Vartini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from Africa. Zootaxa 3750(3): 295-300.

Zahniser*, J.N., and C.H. Dietrich*. 2013. A review of the tribes of Deltocephalinae (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae). European Journal of Taxonomy no. 45

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