Australian Museum Journal New Upper Permian Homoptera from the Belmont Beds (Homoptera: Insecta)

Shortform:
Evans, 1958, Rec. Aust. Mus. 24(9): 109–114
Author(s):
Evans, J. W.
Year published:
1958
Title:
New Upper Permian Homoptera from the Belmont Beds (Homoptera: Insecta)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
24
Issue:
9
Start page:
109
End page:
114
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.24.1958.647
Language:
English
Date published:
29 January 1958
Cover date:
29 January 1958
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA: HOMOPTERA; PERMIAN: LATE
Digitized:
27 March 2009
Available online:
23 July 2009
Reference number:
647
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (97kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (406kb PDF)

Abstract

The five wings of Upper Permian Homoptera which arc described and figured here are all of particular interest. Four are of insects belonging to the Family Archescytinidae and the fifth is of a Cercopoid.

The wings of Archescytinids, which are the only Homoptera recorded from Lower Permian strata in Kansas, exhibit many primitive features. Thus, the fore and hind wings are similar in shape and venation, the venation has a simple basic pattern of arrangement and the clavus is small. Their occurrence, together with their probable derivatives, the Scytinopteridae, in Upper Permian beds in New South Wales is not unexpected, as both families are already known to occur in Upper Permian strata in Russia. A single wing (Austroscytina imperfecta Evans) formerly ascribed to this Family, only doubtfully belongs to it (Evans 1956). 

The Cercopoid is ascribed to the Family Eoscarterellidae, and represents the first member of this Superfamily to be recorded from strata of Permian age. The types and single other specimen described are in the collection of the Australian Museum.