This page is designed for research announcements, requests for assistance, reports of ongoing programs and notices of new publications on Auchenorrhyncha. All suitable items to be sent to the Tymbal editor: Dr M.J. Fletcher, Orange Agricultural Institute.
Please Note: Items may be subject to peer review prior to posting. Items posted onto this page will remain on the site for a maximum of 12 months.
Posted: 28 March 2017
O'BRIEN COLLECTION DONATION
Charles and Lois O'Brien have donated their collections, principally of Planthoppers and Weevils, to Arizona State University. The collections, amassed over 60 years of collecting around the world, are valued at around $US10 million.
To read more, follow these links:
Posted: 22 April 2014
NEW PUBLICATION - Free to download
The Western Palaearctic Issidae (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea): An Illustrated Checklist and Key to Genera and Subgenera
by V.M. Gnezdilov, W.E. Holzinger and M.R. Wilson
Available from THIS LINK
Posted: 26 November 2013
NEW PUBLICATION - update of Metcalf & Duffells and van der Laan catalogues of the Cicadoidea.
Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha) by Allen F. Sanborn with contributions to the bibliography by Martin H. Villet. Elsevier/Academic Press, San Diego. 1001pp.
Purchasing information can be found on the Elsevier website.
Posted: 15 November 2013
The journal "Cicadina" edited by the Central European Auchenorrhyncha Study Group ("Arbeitkreis Zikaden Mitteleuropas e.V.") has now become an open access journal.
Submitted papers will be published immediately online after the reviewing process, but a full volume will be printed additionally for all members of the "Arbeitskreis" at the end of the year.
The journal has widened its scope and is open now for any topic from the fields of taxonomy, systematics, ecology and physiology of Auchenorrhyncha, Psyllidae and associated groups such as Dryinidae and Pipunculidae. The Western Palaearctic is preferred.
The current issue, the first articles and contact details can be seen here: http://public.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/index.php/cicadina/issue/current
Posted: 5 September 2013
The Nymphs of the Planthoppers and Leafhoppers of Germany
by Marlies Stöckman, Robert Biedermann, Herbert Nickel & Rolf Niedringhaus
Illustrated dichotomic keys that enable the identification of all 13 families and 228 genera
Images of more than 515 out of 630 recorded species showing their general appearance, faces as well as other details
2013, 419 pages, 8.46 x 6.1 inches, hardback, thread-stitching, half-linen, 3 page-marking ribbons, more than 1000 drawings,
WABV – Westerwiesenweg 21 – D-27383 Scheeßel
Price 82,00 € (Postage extra)
ALSO STILL AVAILABLE
Fotoatlas der Cicaden Deutschlands
by Gernot Kunz, Herbert Nickel & Rolf Niedringhaus
Excellent photographs of all species recorded from Germany! A sample is available from this link: http://www.zikaden.uni-oldenburg.de/pages/data/pdf/probeseiten.pdf
2011, 292 pages, 21,5 x 15,5 cm, thread-stitching, half-linen, more than 1.500 colour photographs,
WABV – Westerwiesenweg 21 –D-27383 Scheeßel – email@example.com
Price 68,00 € (plus postage and packing)
Posted: 27 August 2013
The Cicadas of Thailand, Volume 2. Taxonomy and Sonic Ethology
by Michel Boulard
Download promotional brochure HERE (pdf file).
There is currently 10% discount on the price for all invoices before the 1st of October at this link:
Posted: 14 February 2013, updated 26 July 2013
International Auchenorrhyncha Society launched at 14th International Auchenorrhyncha Congress
The Standing Committee for International Auchenorrhyncha Congresses has been replaced with a new Society from July 2013, the International Auchenorrhyncha Society (IAS). The new Society was launched at the 14th International Auchenorrhyncha Congress at Yangling (see Congress website).
The IAS has three main functions:
1) to promote scientific fundamental and applied biological research on extant and extinct insects of the Hemiptera Auchenorrhyncha particularly in Systematics, Biogeography and Etho-Ecology;
2) to promote access to any kind of information about Auchenorrhyncha including the collections and through databases, publication and educational activity;
3) to promote cooperative research among Auchenorrhyncha workers throughout the world to enable the formation of partnerships for collaborative actions and projects.
Membership of the IAS is open to anybody interested in Auchenorrhyncha.
Further details are available on the IAS Website at http://hemiptera-databases.org/ias/.
Posted: 13 January 2012
The Fulgoromorpha Lists on the Web (FLOW) site has been developed by Dr Thierry Bourgoin of the Musée Nationale d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France and comprises an on-line database of planthoppers (Hemiptera, Fulgoromorpha). Its goal is to provide a synthesis of available biological published data on the world's planthoppers. A new version is now available [update: 13 January 2012]. In addition to a new data browsing method, major changes include the delivery of new data such as data page number, photos, types and type repositories, graphical name history representation, fossil species age, ... associated electronic identification keys will be available soon.
Posted: 1 October 2010
Leafhoppers (Cicadellidae) of the Pacific
An annotated systematic checklist of the leafhoppers recorded in the Pacific region during the period 1758 – 2000
by W.J. Knight
Bill Knight's catalogue of the Cicadellidae of the Pacific Region has been many years in the making and is now made available as an exclusive Tymbal PDF file. Although many changes to both the higher classification and the species inventories have been published more recently, this work provides an invaluable comprehensive compilation of literature, distributions and taxonomy for the leafhoppers up to to 2000 and builds on the catalogues of Metcalf (1962–1968) and Oman, Knight & Nielson (1990).
To Download the Catalogue, CLICK HERE (PDF file is < 1Mb)
Cite as: Knight, W.J. (2010) Leafhoppers (Cicadellidae) of the Pacific. An annotated systematic checklist of the leafhoppers recorded in the Pacific region during the period 1758 – 2000. http://www.tymbal.org/publicat/KnightCatalogue.pdf