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Nesosydne amamau  (Muir, 1921)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 903594

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Nesosydne amaumau (Muir, 1921)
    Ilburnia amaumau Muir, 1921
    Ilburnia amamau Muir, 1921
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                               OrderHemiptera Linnaeus, 1758 – true bugs, hemipterans  
                                  SuborderAuchenorrhyncha  – hoppers  
                                        SuperfamilyFulgoroidea  – planthoppers, fulgores, Planthoppers  
                                           FamilyDelphacidae Leach, 1815 – delphacid planthoppers  
                                              SubfamilyDelphacinae Leach, 1815  
                                                 TribeDelphacini Leach, 1815  
                                                    GenusNesosydne Kirkaldy, 1907  
                                                       SpeciesNesosydne amamau (Muir, 1921)  

  Expert: Charles R. Bartlett  
  Notes: University of Delaware, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, 531 South college Ave., 250 Townsend Hall, Newark, DE 19716   
  Reference for: Nesosydne amamau    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nishida, Gordon M., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title: Hawaiian Terrestrial Arthropod Checklist, 4th ed.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bishop Museum Technical Report no. 22   
  Page(s): iv + 313   
  Publisher: Hawaii Biological Survey, Bishop Museum   
  Publication Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1085-455X   
  Notes: Contribution No. 2002-005 to the Hawaii Biological Survey   
  Reference for: Nesosydne amamau   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Zimmerman, Elwood C.  
  Publication Date: 1948   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Insects of Hawaii: A Manual of the Insects of the Hawaiian Islands, including an Enumeration of the Species and Notes on their Origin, Distribution, Hosts, Parasites, etc., vol. 4   
  Page(s): vii + 268   
  Publisher: University of Hawaii Press   
  Publication Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA   
  Reference for: Nesosydne amamau   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Oceania  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Hawaii, Native  



  Comment: Zimmerman (1948:201) notes that a prior misspelling of the hostplant vernacular ('amamau' instead of 'amaumau,' attributed to Hillebrand's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands), led Muir (1921:512) to misspell the species epithet, going on to say 'He obviously named the insect after its hostplant, and we should correct the spelling.' However, since the original publication itself spelled the 'native name' of the host plant only as 'Amamau,' and spelled the epithet only as 'amamau,' this is an unjustified emendation under the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (per Art. 32.5.1)  



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