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Nesolyncides io Fennah

Io Delphacid (Nesolyncides io)

This species, the only one in its genus, was described in the year 1958 on the basis of material, which was collected in 1934 by the entomologist Elwood C. Zimmerman on the island of Mangareva.

The Io Delphacid is very probably one of the few, at least historically known, endemic species of the island, however, whether the species is still extant is not known to me. [1]



[1] R. G. Fennah: Fulgoroidea of south-eastern Polynesia. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 110(6): 117–220. 1958