Mr Mick Webb

Curator, Heteroptera and Auchenorrhyncha

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Insects Division

Grants

An internet-based inventory of the World squash-bugs (Hemiptera: Coreidae)
Role: Principal investigatorWebb M
Funding: Leverhulme Trust
Total value £117,801 (to Museum £117,801)
Dates: 2009 - 2011

Publications

Chmurova L, Webb MD (2017) On the dimorphic African leafhopper Conlopa bredoni Evans with discussion on its tribal placement (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae: Ulopinae). Entomologica Americana, 122 (3) : 461 - 466. doi: 10.1664/1947-5144-122.3.461

Dai W, Zahniser JN, Viraktamath CA, Webb MD (2017) Punctulini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae), a new leafhopper tribe from the Oriental region and Pacific Islands. Zootaxa, 4226 (2) : 229 - 229. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4226.2.4

Smith LYDIARJ, Webb MICHAELD (2016) Review of the Ulopella leafhopper genus group (Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae, Ulopinae) with description of a new genus and species collected from pitfall traps in Zambia. Zootaxa, 4189 (3) : 571 - 571. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4189.3.7

Duan YANI, Webb MD, Zhang YALIN (2016) Review of the leafhopper tribe Stenometopiini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from China with description of four new species. Zootaxa, 4171 (1) : 101 - 101. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4171.1.4

Chmurova LUCIA, Webb MICHAELD (2016) Two new planthopper species (Hemiptera, Fulgoroidea, Caliscelidae) collected in pitfall traps in Zambia. Zootaxa, 4154 (3) : 316 - 316. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4154.3.6

Gil-santana HR, Webb MD (2016) Transfer of the assassin bug Nitornus fuliginosus to the genus Apronius
(Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Stenopodainae).. Zootaxa, 4117 (1) : 141 - 145. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4117.1.9

Carvalho GSILVA, Sakakibara ALBINOMORIMASA, Webb MICHAELD (2016) Two new species of the Neotropical spittlebug genus Monecphora Amyot & Serville (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) with key and notes of species of the genus. Zootaxa, 4078 (1) : 143 - 143. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4078.1.13

Duan Y, Dietrich CH, Webb MD, Zhang Y (2016) Review of the South American leafhopper genus Parandanus (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Deltocephalinae). ZooKeys, 562 : 73 - 83. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.562.7478

Qu LING, Webb MD, Dai REN-HUAI (2015) A new genus and species of the leafhopper subtribe Paraboloponina from China (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae). Zootaxa, 3919 (2) : 260 - 260. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3919.2.2

Khatri IMRAN, Webb MD (2014) Review of the idiocerine leafhoppers of Pakistan (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae) with a description of a new species. Zootaxa, 3860 (3) : 280 - 280. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3860.3.6

Wei CONG, Webb MICHAELD, Zhang YALIN (2014) Identity of Baker’s species described in the Oriental leafhopper genus Pythamus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) with description of a new genus. Zootaxa, 3795 (3) : 289 - 289. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3795.3.4

Sun J, Webb MD, Zhang Y (2014) Revision of the Oriental leafhopper genus Destinoides Cai & He (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Ledrinae), with a new synonym and two new combinations. Zootaxa, 3786 (1) : 79 - 79. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3786.1.6

Viraktamath CA, Webb MD (2014) Four new species of the grass feeding leafhopper genus Nicolaus Lindberg (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from the Indian subcontinent. Zootaxa, 3784 (5) : 528 - 528. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3784.5.2

Lu L, Zhang Y, Webb MD (2014) Nirvanguina Zhang & Webb (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae), a new record for China, with description of a new species.. Zootaxa, 3779 : 597 - 600. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3779.5.10

Bartlett C, Webb M (2014) The planthopper genus Spartidelphax, a new segregate of Nearctic Delphacodes (Hemiptera, Delphacidae). ZooKeys, 453 : 19 - 36. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.453.8369

Asche M, Webb MD (2013) A remarkable new asiracine delphacid planthopper from Ecuador (Hemiptera, Fulgoroidea, Delphacidae). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 60 : 163 - 169. doi: 10.1002/mmnd.201300022

Lu L, Zhang Y, Webb MD (2013) Review of the Grass Feeding Leafhopper Genus Balclutha Kirkaldy (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) in China.. Zootaxa, 3691 : 501 - 537.

Webb MDM, Ramsay AJ, Lemaitre VA (2013) Revealing the identity of some early described European Cixiidae (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha) – a case of ‘forensic’ taxonomy; two new combinations and a name change for Reptalus panzeri in Britain. Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae biologicae (Brno), 98 (2) : 57 - 95.

Xue Q, Webb MD, Zhang Y (2013) Two new species of the leafhopper genus Anidiocerus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Idiocerinae) from China.. Zootaxa, 3746 : 481 - 488. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3746.3.7

Dai W, Viraktamath CA, Webb MD, Zhang Y (2012) Revision of the oriental leafhopper genus parallygus Melichar (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) with description of new species. Zootaxa, 3157 : 41 - 53.

Wang R-R, Liang A-P, Webb MD (2012) Review of Lavora Muir (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Tropiduchidae) with descriptions of two new species from Solomon Islands. Insect Systematics & Evolution, 43 (3-4) : 299 - 319. doi: 10.1163/1876312X-04303005

Khatri I, Webb MD (2011) On the identity of Benglebra Mahmood & Ahmad, and other Mukariini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from Bangladesh and Pakistan. Zootaxa, 2885 : 14 - 22.

Lu L, Zhang Y, Webb MD (2011) New tribal placement for the leafhopper genus Evinus Dlabola (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae), with description of a new species from China. Zootaxa, 2794 : 52 - 56.

Zelazny B, Webb MD (2011) Revision of the planthopper tribe Rhotanini (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Derbidae). Zootaxa, 3071 : 1 - 307.

Dai W, Viraktamath CA, Zhang Y, Webb MD (2009) A Review of the Leafhopper Genus Scaphotettix Matsumura (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae), with Description of a New Genus. Zoological Science, 26 (9) : 656 - 663. doi: 10.2108/zsj.26.656

Webb MDM (2009) Coreoidea Species File .

Yalin Zhang, Duan Y, Webb MD (2009) A taxonomic review of the Old World leafhopper genus Changwhania Kwon (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Paralimnini). Zootaxa, 2089 : 19 - 32.

Zhang Y, Wei C, Webb MD (2007) The Oriental ‘Fly-like’ Leafhoppers of the Subfamily Stegelytrinae – the Doda Group (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). Zoological Science, 24 (4) : 414 - 426. doi: 10.2108/zsj.24.414

Carvalho G, Webb MD (2006) Cercopid Spittle Bugs of the New World (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cercopidae). Pensoft : Sofia-Moscow.

Kondorosy E, Lyal CHC, Webb MD (2006) Nomenclatorial changes in Oriental Lygaeinae seed bugs (Hemiptera : Heteroptera : Lygaeidae). ZOOTAXA, 45 - 56.

Lis JA, Webb MD (2006) Redescription of the burrower bug Adrisa sepulchralis (Erichson, 1842) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cydnidae), based on the only known male (recently introduced to the UK from Australia), and the lectotype from Tasmania.. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 143 : 59 - 66.

Wei C, Zhang Y-L, Webb MD (2006) New synonymy in the leafhopper genus Stegelytra Mulsant and Rey and description of a new genus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Stegelytrinae). Journal of Natural History, 40 : 2057 - 2069.

Wei Cong, Yalin Zhang, Webb M (2006) Two new genera of stegelytrine leafhoppers (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 108 : 289 - 296.

Waldkircher G, Webb MD, Maschwitz U (2004) Description on a new sheildbug (Heteroptera: Plataspidae) and its close association with a species of ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Southeast Asia. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, 147 : 21 - 40.

Ya-lin Z, Webb MD, W. C (2004) The Oriental leafhopper genus Doda Distant (Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae). Systematics and Biodiversity, 1 : 301 - 303.

Zhang Y, Yang L, Webb MD, Sun Q (2004) Type specimens of Jacobi’s ‘Fukien’ Leafhoppers and description of three new species from China (Insecta: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae: Ledrinae, Penthimiinae). Entomologische Abhandlungen, 62 : 83 - 92.

Introduction
Projects

Grants

An internet-based inventory of the World squash-bugs (Hemiptera: Coreidae)
Role: Principal investigatorWebb M
Funding: Leverhulme Trust
Total value £117,801 (to Museum £117,801)
Dates: 2009 - 2011

Publications

Publications

Chmurova L, Webb MD (2017) On the dimorphic African leafhopper Conlopa bredoni Evans with discussion on its tribal placement (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae: Ulopinae). Entomologica Americana, 122 (3) : 461 - 466. doi: 10.1664/1947-5144-122.3.461

Dai W, Zahniser JN, Viraktamath CA, Webb MD (2017) Punctulini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae), a new leafhopper tribe from the Oriental region and Pacific Islands. Zootaxa, 4226 (2) : 229 - 229. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4226.2.4

Smith LYDIARJ, Webb MICHAELD (2016) Review of the Ulopella leafhopper genus group (Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae, Ulopinae) with description of a new genus and species collected from pitfall traps in Zambia. Zootaxa, 4189 (3) : 571 - 571. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4189.3.7

Duan YANI, Webb MD, Zhang YALIN (2016) Review of the leafhopper tribe Stenometopiini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from China with description of four new species. Zootaxa, 4171 (1) : 101 - 101. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4171.1.4

Chmurova LUCIA, Webb MICHAELD (2016) Two new planthopper species (Hemiptera, Fulgoroidea, Caliscelidae) collected in pitfall traps in Zambia. Zootaxa, 4154 (3) : 316 - 316. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4154.3.6

Gil-santana HR, Webb MD (2016) Transfer of the assassin bug Nitornus fuliginosus to the genus Apronius
(Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Stenopodainae).. Zootaxa, 4117 (1) : 141 - 145. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4117.1.9

Carvalho GSILVA, Sakakibara ALBINOMORIMASA, Webb MICHAELD (2016) Two new species of the Neotropical spittlebug genus Monecphora Amyot & Serville (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) with key and notes of species of the genus. Zootaxa, 4078 (1) : 143 - 143. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4078.1.13

Duan Y, Dietrich CH, Webb MD, Zhang Y (2016) Review of the South American leafhopper genus Parandanus (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Deltocephalinae). ZooKeys, 562 : 73 - 83. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.562.7478

Qu LING, Webb MD, Dai REN-HUAI (2015) A new genus and species of the leafhopper subtribe Paraboloponina from China (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae). Zootaxa, 3919 (2) : 260 - 260. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3919.2.2

Khatri IMRAN, Webb MD (2014) Review of the idiocerine leafhoppers of Pakistan (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae) with a description of a new species. Zootaxa, 3860 (3) : 280 - 280. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3860.3.6

Wei CONG, Webb MICHAELD, Zhang YALIN (2014) Identity of Baker’s species described in the Oriental leafhopper genus Pythamus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) with description of a new genus. Zootaxa, 3795 (3) : 289 - 289. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3795.3.4

Sun J, Webb MD, Zhang Y (2014) Revision of the Oriental leafhopper genus Destinoides Cai & He (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Ledrinae), with a new synonym and two new combinations. Zootaxa, 3786 (1) : 79 - 79. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3786.1.6

Viraktamath CA, Webb MD (2014) Four new species of the grass feeding leafhopper genus Nicolaus Lindberg (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from the Indian subcontinent. Zootaxa, 3784 (5) : 528 - 528. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3784.5.2

Lu L, Zhang Y, Webb MD (2014) Nirvanguina Zhang & Webb (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae), a new record for China, with description of a new species.. Zootaxa, 3779 : 597 - 600. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3779.5.10

Bartlett C, Webb M (2014) The planthopper genus Spartidelphax, a new segregate of Nearctic Delphacodes (Hemiptera, Delphacidae). ZooKeys, 453 : 19 - 36. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.453.8369

Asche M, Webb MD (2013) A remarkable new asiracine delphacid planthopper from Ecuador (Hemiptera, Fulgoroidea, Delphacidae). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 60 : 163 - 169. doi: 10.1002/mmnd.201300022

Lu L, Zhang Y, Webb MD (2013) Review of the Grass Feeding Leafhopper Genus Balclutha Kirkaldy (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) in China.. Zootaxa, 3691 : 501 - 537.

Webb MDM, Ramsay AJ, Lemaitre VA (2013) Revealing the identity of some early described European Cixiidae (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha) – a case of ‘forensic’ taxonomy; two new combinations and a name change for Reptalus panzeri in Britain. Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae biologicae (Brno), 98 (2) : 57 - 95.

Xue Q, Webb MD, Zhang Y (2013) Two new species of the leafhopper genus Anidiocerus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Idiocerinae) from China.. Zootaxa, 3746 : 481 - 488. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3746.3.7

Dai W, Viraktamath CA, Webb MD, Zhang Y (2012) Revision of the oriental leafhopper genus parallygus Melichar (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) with description of new species. Zootaxa, 3157 : 41 - 53.

Wang R-R, Liang A-P, Webb MD (2012) Review of Lavora Muir (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Tropiduchidae) with descriptions of two new species from Solomon Islands. Insect Systematics & Evolution, 43 (3-4) : 299 - 319. doi: 10.1163/1876312X-04303005

Khatri I, Webb MD (2011) On the identity of Benglebra Mahmood & Ahmad, and other Mukariini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from Bangladesh and Pakistan. Zootaxa, 2885 : 14 - 22.

Lu L, Zhang Y, Webb MD (2011) New tribal placement for the leafhopper genus Evinus Dlabola (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae), with description of a new species from China. Zootaxa, 2794 : 52 - 56.

Zelazny B, Webb MD (2011) Revision of the planthopper tribe Rhotanini (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Derbidae). Zootaxa, 3071 : 1 - 307.

Dai W, Viraktamath CA, Zhang Y, Webb MD (2009) A Review of the Leafhopper Genus Scaphotettix Matsumura (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae), with Description of a New Genus. Zoological Science, 26 (9) : 656 - 663. doi: 10.2108/zsj.26.656

Webb MDM (2009) Coreoidea Species File .

Yalin Zhang, Duan Y, Webb MD (2009) A taxonomic review of the Old World leafhopper genus Changwhania Kwon (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Paralimnini). Zootaxa, 2089 : 19 - 32.

Zhang Y, Wei C, Webb MD (2007) The Oriental ‘Fly-like’ Leafhoppers of the Subfamily Stegelytrinae – the Doda Group (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). Zoological Science, 24 (4) : 414 - 426. doi: 10.2108/zsj.24.414

Carvalho G, Webb MD (2006) Cercopid Spittle Bugs of the New World (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cercopidae). Pensoft : Sofia-Moscow.

Kondorosy E, Lyal CHC, Webb MD (2006) Nomenclatorial changes in Oriental Lygaeinae seed bugs (Hemiptera : Heteroptera : Lygaeidae). ZOOTAXA, 45 - 56.

Lis JA, Webb MD (2006) Redescription of the burrower bug Adrisa sepulchralis (Erichson, 1842) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cydnidae), based on the only known male (recently introduced to the UK from Australia), and the lectotype from Tasmania.. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 143 : 59 - 66.

Wei C, Zhang Y-L, Webb MD (2006) New synonymy in the leafhopper genus Stegelytra Mulsant and Rey and description of a new genus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Stegelytrinae). Journal of Natural History, 40 : 2057 - 2069.

Wei Cong, Yalin Zhang, Webb M (2006) Two new genera of stegelytrine leafhoppers (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 108 : 289 - 296.

Waldkircher G, Webb MD, Maschwitz U (2004) Description on a new sheildbug (Heteroptera: Plataspidae) and its close association with a species of ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Southeast Asia. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, 147 : 21 - 40.

Ya-lin Z, Webb MD, W. C (2004) The Oriental leafhopper genus Doda Distant (Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae). Systematics and Biodiversity, 1 : 301 - 303.

Zhang Y, Yang L, Webb MD, Sun Q (2004) Type specimens of Jacobi’s ‘Fukien’ Leafhoppers and description of three new species from China (Insecta: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae: Ledrinae, Penthimiinae). Entomologische Abhandlungen, 62 : 83 - 92.