New data on polymorphism of the meadow spittlebug Philaenus spumarius (L.) (Hemiptera: Aphrophoridae) from the island of São Miguel (Azores)

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  • Jan, 2018

Borges, P.A.V., Rodrigues, A.S.B, Silva, S.E., Seabra, S.G., Paulo, O.S. & Quartau, J.A. (2018) New data on polymorphism of the meadow spittlebug Philaenus spumarius (L.) (Hemiptera: Aphrophoridae) from the island of São Miguel (Azores).

Zootaxa, 4369, 144-150. DOI:10.11646/zootaxa.4369.1.9 (IF2017 0.931; Q2 Zoology)
Summary:

The meadow spittlebug, Philaenus spumarius (L.) (Hemiptera, Aphrophoridae) is a widespread insect species in the Holarctic region, exhibiting a dorsal colour balanced polymorphism. In the Azores the species is known from high elevations in Terceira and São Miguel islands. A sample of 235 individuals from Pico da Vara and Graminhais protected areas (São Miguel, Azores) (between 645 and 935 m a.s.l.), collected in 2000 and 2017, showed a remarkable high frequency of the melanic morphs flavicollis (FLA) and quadrimaculatus (QUA). In addition, a high frequency of melanics was observed in males. We explore the hypotheses for the origin of Azorean colonization and for the high proportion of melanism in the Azorean populations.


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Team

  • New data on polymorphism of the meadow spittlebug Philaenus spumarius (L.) (Hemiptera: Aphrophoridae) from the island of São Miguel (Azores) Ana Sofia Bartolomeu Rodrigues Natural History & Systematics - NHS
  • New data on polymorphism of the meadow spittlebug Philaenus spumarius (L.) (Hemiptera: Aphrophoridae) from the island of São Miguel (Azores) José Alberto Quartau Computational Biology and Population Genomics - CoBiG2
  • New data on polymorphism of the meadow spittlebug Philaenus spumarius (L.) (Hemiptera: Aphrophoridae) from the island of São Miguel (Azores) Octávio S. Paulo Computational Biology and Population Genomics - CoBiG2
  • New data on polymorphism of the meadow spittlebug Philaenus spumarius (L.) (Hemiptera: Aphrophoridae) from the island of São Miguel (Azores) Paulo A. V. Borges Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation - IBBC
  • New data on polymorphism of the meadow spittlebug Philaenus spumarius (L.) (Hemiptera: Aphrophoridae) from the island of São Miguel (Azores) Sara Ema Graça da Silva Computational Biology and Population Genomics - CoBiG2
  • New data on polymorphism of the meadow spittlebug Philaenus spumarius (L.) (Hemiptera: Aphrophoridae) from the island of São Miguel (Azores) Sofia G. Seabra Computational Biology and Population Genomics - CoBiG2