Australian Museum Journal The Peloridiidae of Lord Howe Island (Homoptera, Coleorrhyncha)

Shortform:
Evans, 1959, Rec. Aust. Mus. 25(3): 57–62
Author(s):
Evans, J. W.
Year published:
1959
Title:
The Peloridiidae of Lord Howe Island (Homoptera, Coleorrhyncha)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
25
Issue:
3
Start page:
57
End page:
62
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.25.1959.655
Language:
English
Date published:
26 November 1959
Cover date:
26 November 1959
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA: HOMOPTERA; TAXONOMY; LORD HOWE ISLAND
Digitized:
14 August 2009
Reference number:
655
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (144kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (836kb PDF)

Abstract

For a considerable time it has been known that a representative of the archaic Homopterous family, the Peloridiidae, occurred on Lord Howe Island since a single nymph has been recorded from there (Bergroth, 1924).

This had been collected by A. M. Lea. Although during the intervening years several entomologists have visited the island, so far as is known no additional specimens have been collected. This is not surprising, as the insects are seldom found unless specialIy sought.

Because of their particular interest and because of their significance from the point of view of zoogeography, a visit was paid to the island during March, 1959, specially to search for these insects.