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The last character is unique within Fulgoroidea and also recorded only for Fovealvus nama Gnezdilov & Wilson, 2007 (Nogodinidae) from Namibia (Gnezdilov & Wilson 2007); in the Issidae genera Kathleenum Gnezdilov, 2004 and Balduza Gnezdilov & O'Brien, 2006, each with two species from southern USA and Mexico (Gnezdilov & O'Brien 2006); and in Lethierium Dlabola, 1980, with three species from Algeria and Morocco (unpublished).
Collecting data and previously recorded host plants are provided for 26 species of Fulgoroidea in 12 genera and 5 families; nymphs of 13 fulgoroid species were observed.
We wish to express thanks to Charles Bartlett (University of Delaware, USA) for his valuable comments and suggestions and Thierry Bourgoin (Musee National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris) for his constructive comments and kindly assistance providing access to the Fulgoroidea collection.