Mr Mick Webb

Mr Michael Webb

Curator, Heteroptera and Auchenorrhyncha

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Insects Division
ResearchGate

Summary

Welcome to my profile! I am the longest-serving staff-member in the Museum’s Insect Division (previously the Entomology Department), with over 50 years of service! My area of curatorial responsibility covers the pinned Heteroptera (true bugs) and Auchenorrhyncha (cicadas, spittlebugs, planthoppers, treehoppers and leafhoppers). In 2006, I embarked on an ambitious project: researching and imaging the types (specimens from which new species are described) of our world-renowned collection. I feel privileged to be able to rely on many colleagues and a team of loyal and skilled volunteers to help me with this task. Currently about one-fifth of the collection has been examined and images of our types may be viewed on Coreoidea Species File (of which I am the founder), Lygaeoidea Species File and on the Museum’s Data Portal. Catalogues are in preparation. My research interests focus on the taxonomy and diversity of Old World leafhoppers (Cicadellidae). This activity has resulted in many visits to other museums to examine their types and also promoted collaborative research, particularly with scientists from India and China. Extra-curricular activities include being the leader of the Museum’s Fencing Club.

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

Webb MDM, Yeshwanth HM, El-Sombati SA (2019) On the identity and distribution of the Old World grass feeding leafhopper species Soractellus nigrominutus Evans (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Paralimnini). Zootaxa, 4614 (3) : 585 - 592. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4614.3.10

Lu L, Webb MDM, Zhang Y (2019) A new species of the leafhopper genus Drabescus Stål (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from China, with a checklist and key to species. Zootaxa, 4612 (2) : 237 - 246. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4612.2.6

Lu L, Dietrich C, Webb MDM, Zhang Y (2019) Two new genera of Pacific Paraboloponina leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Drabescini) with description of three new species. Zootaxa, 4604 (1) : 176 - 182. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4604.1.7

Wei X, Xing J, Webb MDM (2019) Key to species of the genus Pachymetopius Matsumura (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Stegelytrini ) with description of a new species from China. Zootaxa, 4571 (2) : 290 - 294.

Viraktamath CA, Webb MD (2019) Revision of the bamboo leafhopper tribe Mukariini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from the Indian subcontinent with description of new genera and species.. Zootaxa, 4547 (1) : 1 - 69. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4547.1.1

Webb MDM, Sun J, Zhang Y, Lu L (2019) A new species and new record of the leafhopper genus Balclutha (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from China with key to species.. Zootaxa, 4551 (4) : 494 - 500.

Webb MDM, Yu Z, Dai R-H, Yang M-F (2019) Three new species in the leafhopper tribe Drabescini (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Deltocephalinae) from southern China. ZooKeys, 846 : 43 - 53. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.846.34003

Lu L, Webb MD, Zhang Y (2018) A new leafhopper genus of subtribe Paraboloponina (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Drabescini), with description of two new species from Papua New Guinea.. Zootaxa, 4521 (2) : 281 - 286. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4521.2.9

Shobharani M, Viraktamath CA, Webb MD (2018) Revision of the penthimiine leafhopper genus Tambila Distant (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) of the Indian subcontinent.. Zootaxa, 4514 (4) : 501 - 515. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4514.4.4

Zhang B, Chi W, Webb MD (2018) Description of two new idiocerine leafhoppers of the genus Chinaocerus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) from southwestern China.. Zootaxa, 4457 (4) : 583 - 588. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4457.4.8

PANSARE PP, GHATE HV, WEBB M (2018) Redescription of the thread-legged assassin bug Ploiaria anak (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Emesinae) from India, with notes on its biology. Zootaxa, 4388 (4) : 557 - 557. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4388.4.7

VIRAKTAMATH C, WEBB M (2018) Revision of the evacanthine leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Evacanthinae) of the Indian subcontinent. Zootaxa, 4386 (1) : 1 - 1. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4386.1.1

SHOBHARANI M, VIRAKTAMATH C, WEBB M (2018) Review of the leafhopper genus Penthimia Germar (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from the Indian subcontinent with description of seven new species. Zootaxa, 4369 (1) : 1 - 1. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4369.1.1

DUAN Y, DIETRICH CH, WEBB MD, ZHANG Y (2017) New taxa and new records of Deltocephalini leafhoppers from Thailand (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Zootaxa, 4350 (2) : 363 - 363. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4350.2.10

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

Malenovský I, Webb MD (2017) Odomas linnavuorii , a new ground-dwelling leafhopper species from West Africa, with a nomenclatural note on the genus Coronophtus Van Stalle (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae: Megophthalminae). Entomologica Americana, 122 (3) : 418 - 434. doi: 10.1664/1947-5144-122.3.418

Webb MD, Viraktamath CA (2017) Nomenclatorial changes in the African leafhopper genus Allophleps (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Entomologica Americana, 122 (3) : 326 - 332. doi: 10.1664/1947-5144-122.3.326

Meng R, Webb MD, Wang Y-L (2017) Nomenclatural changes in the planthopper tribe Hemisphaeriini (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Issidae), with the description of a new genus and a new species. European Journal of Taxonomy, doi: 10.5852/ejt.2017.298

DAI W, ZAHNISER J, VIRAKTAMATH C, WEBB M (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

VIRAKTAMATH CA, Webb MD (2016) Review of the genus Signoretia (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Signoretiinae) of the Oriental region with description of nine new species. Zootaxa, 4193 (3) : 486 - 516. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4193.3.3

SMITH LRJ, WEBB MD (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 Y, WEBB M, ZHANG Y (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

Song Z-S, Webb MD, Liang A-P (2016) Phylogenetic analysis of the Oriental genera of Orthopagini Emeljanov, 1983 (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Dictyopharidae: Dictyopharinae), with a systematic revision of the genus Centromeria Stål, 1870. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 178 (1) : 33 - 87. doi: 10.1111/zoj.12401

CHMUROVA L, WEBB MD (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 GS, SAKAKIBARA AM, WEBB MD (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

Cao Y, Webb MDM, Bai M, Wan X (2016) New synonymies and records of the stag-beetle genus Aegus MacLeay from Chinese fauna (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Zoological Systematics, 41 (3) : 261 - 272.

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

Mercado JE, Santiago-Blay JA, Webb MDM (2016) Review of the West Indian Arachnocoris Scott, 1881 (Hemiptera: Nabidae), with descriptions of two new species, and a catalogue of the species. Life: The Excitement of Biology, 4 (1) : 32 - 71.

Chang Z, Chen X, Webb M (2015) Review of the planthopper genus Neodurium Fennah, 1956 (Hemiptera, Fulgoromorpha, Issidae). ZooKeys, 517 : 83 - 97. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.517.8817

GAO F, ZHAO P, WEBB M, CAI W (2015)

A taxonomic review of the polymorphic assassin bug genus Rihirbus Stål (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae)

. Zootaxa, 3963 (4) : 502 - 502. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3963.4.2

QU L, WEBB MD, DAI R-H (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 I, 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

SHANG S, WEBB MD, ZHANG Y (2014)

Key to Chinese species of the leafhopper genus Drabescus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) with description of a new species

. Zootaxa, 3852 (1) : 141 - 141. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3852.1.7

Meng Z, Yang M, Webb M (2014) Identity of the leafhopper Kolla albescens, with new synonymy (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae). ZooKeys, 420 : 61 - 68. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.420.6899

Sun J, Webb M, Zhang Y (2014) Revision of the leafhopper genus Dusuna Distant (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Ledrinae), with description of one new species from China. Zootaxa, 3821 (5) : 575 - 575. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3821.5.5

WEI C, WEBB MD, ZHANG Y (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 - 84. 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 - 538. 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

Song Z-S, Webb MDM, Liang A-P (2014) Systematic revision of the Oriental planthopper genus Miasa Distant (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Dictyopharidae), with description of a new genus from southern India. Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, 72 : 137 - 164.

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, Lemaître 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-L (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

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

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-L, 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.

WEI C, DIETRICH CH, WEBB MD (2010) Kinrentius , an unusual new leafhopper genus from South America (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Systematics and Biodiversity, 8 (4) : 587 - 592. doi: 10.1080/14772000.2010.530544

Wei C, Webb MDM, Zhang Y-L (2010) On the identity of Chunra gigantea Distant (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), the largest member of the arboreal leafhopper subfamily Idiocerinae. Zootaxa, 2674 : 26 - 32.

Dai W, Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM (2010) Review of the Old World leafhopper genus Mimotettix Matsumura (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) with description of new species. Zootaxa, 2651 : 1 - 26.

Zhang Y-L, Che Y, Webb MDM (2010) Two new species of the planthopper genus Flavina Stal (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Issidae) from China. Zootaxa, 2641 : 27 - 36.

Khatri I, Webb MDM (2010) The Deltocephalinae leafhoppers of Pakistan (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae). Zootaxa, 2365 : 1 - 47.

Wang R-R, Webb MDM, Liang A-P (2010) First record of the male of Leusaba philippina Stal (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Tropiduchidae) with redescription of the genus and species. Zootaxa, 2344 : 52 - 60.

WEI C, WEBB MD, ZHANG Y (2010) A review of the morphologically diverse leafhopper subfamily Stegelytrinae (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) with description of new taxa. Systematic Entomology, 35 (1) : 19 - 58. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2009.00480.x

Duan Y, Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM (2009) Review of the leafhopper tribe Goniagnathini (Hemiptera: Cicadelliae: Deltocephalinae) from China. Zootaxa, 2314 : 50 - 62.

Che Y, Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM (2009) A new genus and species of the planthopper tribe Augilini Baker (Hemiptera, Caliscelidae, Ommatidiotinae) from Thailand and China. Zootaxa, 2311 : 49 - 54.

Webb MDM, Viraktamath CA (2009) Annotated check-list, generic key and new species of Old World Deltocephalini. Zootaxa, 2163 : 1 - 64.

WANG R-R, LIANG A-P, WEBB MD (2009) A new tropiduchid planthopper genus and species from China with descriptions of in copula genitalic structures (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha). Systematic Entomology, 34 (3) : 434 - 442. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2009.00475.x

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

Duan Y, Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM (2009) Review of the grassland leafhopper subgenus Leofa (Prasutagus) Distant (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Chiasmini). Zootaxa, 1972 : 35 - 43.

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 .

He Z-Q, Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM (2008) An unusual new genus and species of Hecalini leafhopper from Southern China (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Zootaxa, 1896 : 25 - 30.

Wei C, Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM (2008) Minucella, a new leafhopper genus from China (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Stegelytrinae). Zootaxa, 1854 : 33 - 44.

Wei C, Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM (2008) The Identity of the Oriental leafhopper genera Cyrta Melichar and Placidus Distant (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Stegelytrinae), with description of a new genus. Zootaxa, 1793 : 1 - 27.

Viraktamath CA, Webb MDM, Zhang Y-L (2008) A review of the Oriental grassland leafhopper genus Platyretus Melichar (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Zootaxa, 1696 : 37 - 47.

Wang R-R, Liang A-P, Webb MDM (2008) The Oriental planthopper genus Eilithyia Distant (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Tropiduchuidae) with description of one new species. Zootaxa, 1676 : 63 - 68.

Wei C, Zhang Y, Webb MD (2008) Revision of the Oriental leafhopper genus Pachymetopius Matsumura (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Stegelytrinae) with description of five new species. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.), 44 (3) : 289 - 299. doi: 10.1080/00379271.2008.10697564

Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM, Wei C (2007) A new stegelytrine leafhopper genus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) from from South East Asia. Annales zoologici / Polska Akademia Nauk, Instytut Zoologiczny, 57 (2) : 505 - 516.

WEI C, WEBB MD, ZHANG Y-L (2007) A remarkable new leafhopper genus and species from Thailand (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Stegelytrinae) with modified legs and ‘hairy’ eggs. Systematic Entomology, 32 (3) : 539 - 547. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2007.00381.x

WEI C, WEBB MD, ZHANG Y (2007) Revision of the Oriental leafhopper genus Toba with description of a related new genus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Stegelytrinae). European Journal of Entomology, 104 (2) : 285 - 293. doi: 10.14411/eje.2007.044

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

Viraktamath CA, Webb MDM (2007) Review of the leafhopper genus Pythamus Melichar (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Evacanthinae) in the Indian subcontinent. Zootaxa, 1546 : 51 - 61.

Webb MDM, Viraktamath CA (2007) Three new Old World species of the leafhopper genus Scaphoideus Uhler (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae). Zootaxa, 1457 : 49 - 55.

Liang A, Jiang G, Webb MD (2006) Revision of the Oriental spittlebug genera Baibarana Matsumura and Telogmometopius Jacobi (Hemiptera: Cercopidae: Rhinaulacini). Journal of Natural History, 40 (35-37) : 2071 - 2099. doi: 10.1080/00222930601059082

Zhang Y-L, Wei C, Webb MDM (2006) A new Stegelytrine Leafhopper genus from China and Thailand (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). Zootaxa, 1333 : 55 - 62.

Carvalho G, WEBB MD (2006) Cercopid Spittle Bugs of the New World (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cercopidae). Pensoft : Sofia-Moscow. 280 - 280.

Dai W, Zhang Y-L, Viraktamath CA, Webb MDM (2006) Two new Asian Scaphytopiini leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) with description of a new genus. Zootaxa, 1309 : 37 - 44.

Kondorosy E, Lyal CHC, Webb MD (2006) Nomenclatorial changes in Oriental Lygaeinae seed bugs (Hemiptera : Heteroptera : Lygaeidae). ZOOTAXA, 45 - 56. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.1383.1.3

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 (1712-1714) : 59 - 66.

Wei C, Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM (2006) Paradoxivena, a new leafhopper genus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Stegelytrinae) from Tibet, China. Zootaxa, 1372 : 27 - 33.

Wei C, Zhang Y-L, WEBB M (2006) Two new Oriental stegelytrine leafhopper genera (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 108 (2) : 289 - 296.

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 (35-37) : 2057 - 2069.

Wilson MR, Webb MDM, della Giustina W (2006) On the type species of the planthopper genus Megamelodes Le Quesne, 1960, with a lectotype designation for M. lequesnei Wagner from James Edwards material (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha, Delphacidae). Entomologist's Gazette, 57 (4) : 271 - 274.

Webb MDM, Viraktamath CA (2004) On the Identity of an invasive leafhopper on Hawaii. Zootaxa, 692 : 1 - 12.

Zahniser JN, Webb MD (2004) Placement of the Faltala Oman Leafhopper Group (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) with Descriptions of Three New Species. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 97 (4) : 667 - 674. doi: 10.1603/0013-8746(2004)097[0667:POTFOL]2.0.CO;2

Zhang Y-L, 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 (1) : 83 - 92.

Carvalho GS, Webb MDM (2004) A new genus and nine new species of Neotropical spittlebugs (Hemiptera, Cercoppidae, Tomaspidinae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, 48 (3) : 383 - 389.

Costes DH, Webb MD (2004) Four new species of Neotropical spittlebugs (Hemiptera, Cercopidae, Tomaspidinae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, 48 (3) : 391 - 393. doi: 10.1590/S0085-56262004000300015

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

Zhang Y-L, WEBB MD, Wei C (2004) The Oriental leafhopper genus Doda Distant (Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae). Systematics and Biodiversity, 1 : 301 - 303.

Takiya DM, Mejdalani G, Webb MD (2003) Notes on the Amazonian genus Hyogonia China (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Proconiini) with a description of a new species. Journal of Natural History, 37 (23) : 2863 - 2869. doi: 10.1080/0022293021000007444

Knight WJ, Webb MDM (2002) A redescription of the type species of Scaphotettix viridis Matsumura (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Reichenbachia, 34 (2) : 267 - 269.

Liang A-P, Webb MD (2002) New taxa and revisionary notes in Rhinaulacini spittlebugs from southern Asia (Homoptera: Cercopidae). Journal of Natural History, 36 (6) : 729 - 756. doi: 10.1080/00222930110062336

Stegmann UE, Webb MD, Linsenmair KE (2002) New species, synonymies and life-histories in the South-East Asian treehopper genus Pyrgauchenia Breddin (Auchenorrhyncha: Membracidae: Centrotinae). Journal of Natural History, 36 (3) : 279 - 303. doi: 10.1080/00222930010023457

Sanborn AF, Webb MD (2001) Recognition of the Types of Okanagana Occidentalis (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Tibicinidae): Lectotype Designation, Type Locality and Species Identity. The Florida Entomologist, 84 (3) : 451 - 451. doi: 10.2307/3496511

Webb MDM (2001) Comments on Article 74.7.3 of the Code (requirement for an express statement of the taxonomic purpose of a lectotype designation), including a proposal that it should be revoked. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 58 (2) : 134 - 134.

Webb MDM (1999) Identity of Bythoscopus ignicans Walker, 1857 (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadomorpha: Cicadellidae: Stegelytrinae). Reichenbachia, 33 (1) : 111 - 114.

Li Z, Webb MD (1996) FOUR NEW SPECIES OF EVACANTHINAE FROM VIETNAM AND THAILAND (HOMOPTERA: CICADELLIDAE). Insect Science, 3 (1) : 22 - 28. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7917.1996.tb00398.x

Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM (1996) A revised classification of the Oriental and Pacific Selenocephalinae. Bulletin of the British Museum (Entomology), 65 (1) : 1 - 103.

Webb MDM, Vilbaste J (1994) Review of the leafhopper genus Balclutha Kirkaldy in the Oriental region (Insecta, Homoptera, Auchenorrhyncha). Entomologische Abhandlungen, 56 (1) : 55 - 87.

Liang A-P, Webb M (1994) A taxonomic revision of the Oriental spittlebug genus Paphnutius Distant (Homoptera: Cercopidae). Journal of Natural History, 28 (5) : 1175 - 1188. doi: 10.1080/00222939400770581

Godoy C, Webb MD (1994) Recognition of a new subfamily of Cicadellidae from Costa Rica based on a phenetic analysis with similar taxa (Hemiptera Homoptera Auchenorrhyncha). Tropical Zoology, 7 (1) : 131 - 144. doi: 10.1080/03946975.1994.10539247

Asche M, Webb MDM (1994) The southern Palaearctic and Palaeotropical leafhopper genus Hengchunia Vilbaste (Homoptera, Cicadellidae, Deltocephalinae, Paralimnini). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, 137 (2) : 143 - 154.

Webb MD (1994) Case 2929. Bhatia Distant, 1908 (Insecta, Homoptera): proposed confirmation of Eutettix? olivaceus Melichar, 1903 as the type species. The Bulletin of zoological nomenclature., 51 : 116 - 117. doi: 10.5962/bhl.part.7173

Webb M, Godoy C (1993) Review of the leafhopper tribe Scaphytopiini (Homoptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) with a key to genera. Journal of Natural History, 27 (2) : 423 - 427. doi: 10.1080/00222939300770181

KNIGHT WJ, WEBB MD (1993) The phylogenetic relationships between virus vector and other genera of macrosteline leafhoppers, including descriptions of new taxa (Homoptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Systematic Entomology, 18 (1) : 11 - 55. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.1993.tb00653.x

Blocker HD, Webb MDM (1992) A new genus and species of Iassinae (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) from Brazil. Entomological News, 103 (1) : 12 - 14.

Viraktamath CA, Webb MDM (1991) A review of the Indian hylicine leafhopper genus Traiguma Dist., with description of a new species (Insecta, Homoptera, Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae). Reichenbachia, 28 : 123 - 133.

Webb MDM (1991) On Krisnini and related taxa in the New World (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). Tymbal. Suppl., 17 : 12 - 13.

Webb MDM, Blocker HD (1990) The leafhopper genus Bythonia (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). Entomological News, 101 : 293 - 296.

Webb MDM, Heller F (1990) The leafhopper genus Pseupalus in the Old World tropics, with a check-list of the Afrotropical and Oriental Paralimnini (Homoptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde A (Biologie), 452 : 1 - 10.

Webb MDM, Knight WJ, Lauterer P (1990) Type specimens of Leopold Melichar's species of Cicadellidae in the Moravian Museum, Brno. Casopis Moravského Musea v Brne, 75 (1-2) : 193 - 218.

Wilson MR, Webb MDM (1989) The British Auchenorrhyncha collection at the British Museum (Natural History). Auchenorrhyncha Recording Scheme Newsletter Suppl., 11 : 3 - 4.

Knight WJ, Webb MDM (1988) Evidence for an Indo-Pacific origin of Hawaiian endemics in Balclutha and related genera (Cicadellidae: Macrostellini). Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs, 12 : 86 - 102.

Webb MD (1987) Species recognition in Cicadulina leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), vectors of pathogens of Gramineae. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 77 (04) : 683 - 683. doi: 10.1017/S0007485300012207

Webb MDM (1987) Distribution and male genitalic variation in Cicadulina bipunctata and C. bimaculata (Homoptera, Cicadellidae). Proceedings of 2nd International Workshop on Leafhoppers and Planthoppers of Economic Importance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA, 28th July-1st August 1986, 235 - 240.

Webb MDM (1987) The endemic Macrostelini of the island of St.-Helena (Homoptera, Cicadellidae). Revue de Zoologie Africaine, 100 (4) : 453 - 464.

Webb MDM (1987) The identity of Empoasca distinguenda Paoli (=E. citrusa Theron), a citrus pest in South Africa (Homoptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae). Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 123 : 41 - 44.

Webb M (1986) Sugar-cane cicadellids of the genus Yamatotettix (Homoptera: Auchenorrhyncha). Journal of Natural History, 20 (1) : 131 - 141. doi: 10.1080/00222938600770121

Knight WJ, Webb MDM (1986) The Pacific Iasssine cicadellid genus Thalattoscopus (Homoptera). Journal of Natural History, 20 (5) : 1051 - 1082.

Webb M, Wilson M (1986) The Homoptera types described by John Scott in the family Delphacidae (Hemiptera). Insect Systematics & Evolution, 17 (3) : 279 - 289. doi: 10.1163/187631286X00206

Webb MDM (1983) The Afrotropical idiocerine leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, 47 (3) : 211 - 257.

Webb MDM (1983) Revision of the Australian Idiocerinae (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). Australian Journal of Zoology - Supplementary Series, 92 : 1 - 147.

Webb MDM (1982) A new genus of Eusceline leafhopper from West Africa (Homoptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Museu Bocage. Arquivos, 1 : 485 - 494.

Webb MDM (1981) The Asian, Australasian and Pacific Paraboloponinae (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). A taxonomic revision with a key to all the known genera of the subfamily. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, 43 (2) : 39 - 76.

Webb MDM (1981) A new species of Dryadomorpha from the Central African Republic with a key to the known species of the genus (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). Revue Francaise d'Entomologie (Nouvelle Serie), 3 (2) : 57 - 58.

Webb M (1980) The Cicadellidae from Aldabra, Astove and Cosmoledo Atolls collected by the Royal Society Expedition 1967–68 (Hemiptera, Homoptera). Journal of Natural History, 14 (6) : 829 - 863. doi: 10.1080/00222938000770711

Webb MDM (1979) Revision of Rambur's Homoptera species from the types in the British Museum. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, 15 (1) : 227 - 240.

Webb MDM (1976) A review of the genus Idioscopus Baker (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) in the Ethiopian region, with descriptions of twenty-seven new species and a comparison with the genus Idiocerus Lewis, sensu Ribaut (1952). Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 39 (2) : 291 - 331.

Webb MDM (1975) A review of the genus Idiocerus Lewis (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) in the Ethiopian region, with description of eight new species.. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 38 (2) : 165 - 184.

Webb MDM (1975) Fulgoroidea from Aldabra, Astove and Cosmoledo Atolls, collected by the Royal Society Expedition 1967 68 (Hemiptera: Homoptera).. Atoll Research Bulletin, 177 : 1 - 10.

Introduction

Summary

Welcome to my profile! I am the longest-serving staff-member in the Museum’s Insect Division (previously the Entomology Department), with over 50 years of service! My area of curatorial responsibility covers the pinned Heteroptera (true bugs) and Auchenorrhyncha (cicadas, spittlebugs, planthoppers, treehoppers and leafhoppers). In 2006, I embarked on an ambitious project: researching and imaging the types (specimens from which new species are described) of our world-renowned collection. I feel privileged to be able to rely on many colleagues and a team of loyal and skilled volunteers to help me with this task. Currently about one-fifth of the collection has been examined and images of our types may be viewed on Coreoidea Species File (of which I am the founder), Lygaeoidea Species File and on the Museum’s Data Portal. Catalogues are in preparation. My research interests focus on the taxonomy and diversity of Old World leafhoppers (Cicadellidae). This activity has resulted in many visits to other museums to examine their types and also promoted collaborative research, particularly with scientists from India and China. Extra-curricular activities include being the leader of the Museum’s Fencing Club.

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

Webb MDM, Yeshwanth HM, El-Sombati SA (2019) On the identity and distribution of the Old World grass feeding leafhopper species Soractellus nigrominutus Evans (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Paralimnini). Zootaxa, 4614 (3) : 585 - 592. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4614.3.10

Lu L, Webb MDM, Zhang Y (2019) A new species of the leafhopper genus Drabescus Stål (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from China, with a checklist and key to species. Zootaxa, 4612 (2) : 237 - 246. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4612.2.6

Lu L, Dietrich C, Webb MDM, Zhang Y (2019) Two new genera of Pacific Paraboloponina leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Drabescini) with description of three new species. Zootaxa, 4604 (1) : 176 - 182. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4604.1.7

Wei X, Xing J, Webb MDM (2019) Key to species of the genus Pachymetopius Matsumura (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Stegelytrini ) with description of a new species from China. Zootaxa, 4571 (2) : 290 - 294.

Viraktamath CA, Webb MD (2019) Revision of the bamboo leafhopper tribe Mukariini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from the Indian subcontinent with description of new genera and species.. Zootaxa, 4547 (1) : 1 - 69. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4547.1.1

Webb MDM, Sun J, Zhang Y, Lu L (2019) A new species and new record of the leafhopper genus Balclutha (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from China with key to species.. Zootaxa, 4551 (4) : 494 - 500.

Webb MDM, Yu Z, Dai R-H, Yang M-F (2019) Three new species in the leafhopper tribe Drabescini (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Deltocephalinae) from southern China. ZooKeys, 846 : 43 - 53. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.846.34003

Lu L, Webb MD, Zhang Y (2018) A new leafhopper genus of subtribe Paraboloponina (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Drabescini), with description of two new species from Papua New Guinea.. Zootaxa, 4521 (2) : 281 - 286. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4521.2.9

Shobharani M, Viraktamath CA, Webb MD (2018) Revision of the penthimiine leafhopper genus Tambila Distant (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) of the Indian subcontinent.. Zootaxa, 4514 (4) : 501 - 515. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4514.4.4

Zhang B, Chi W, Webb MD (2018) Description of two new idiocerine leafhoppers of the genus Chinaocerus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) from southwestern China.. Zootaxa, 4457 (4) : 583 - 588. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4457.4.8

PANSARE PP, GHATE HV, WEBB M (2018) Redescription of the thread-legged assassin bug Ploiaria anak (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Emesinae) from India, with notes on its biology. Zootaxa, 4388 (4) : 557 - 557. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4388.4.7

VIRAKTAMATH C, WEBB M (2018) Revision of the evacanthine leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Evacanthinae) of the Indian subcontinent. Zootaxa, 4386 (1) : 1 - 1. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4386.1.1

SHOBHARANI M, VIRAKTAMATH C, WEBB M (2018) Review of the leafhopper genus Penthimia Germar (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from the Indian subcontinent with description of seven new species. Zootaxa, 4369 (1) : 1 - 1. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4369.1.1

DUAN Y, DIETRICH CH, WEBB MD, ZHANG Y (2017) New taxa and new records of Deltocephalini leafhoppers from Thailand (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Zootaxa, 4350 (2) : 363 - 363. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4350.2.10

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

Malenovský I, Webb MD (2017) Odomas linnavuorii , a new ground-dwelling leafhopper species from West Africa, with a nomenclatural note on the genus Coronophtus Van Stalle (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae: Megophthalminae). Entomologica Americana, 122 (3) : 418 - 434. doi: 10.1664/1947-5144-122.3.418

Webb MD, Viraktamath CA (2017) Nomenclatorial changes in the African leafhopper genus Allophleps (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Entomologica Americana, 122 (3) : 326 - 332. doi: 10.1664/1947-5144-122.3.326

Meng R, Webb MD, Wang Y-L (2017) Nomenclatural changes in the planthopper tribe Hemisphaeriini (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Issidae), with the description of a new genus and a new species. European Journal of Taxonomy, doi: 10.5852/ejt.2017.298

DAI W, ZAHNISER J, VIRAKTAMATH C, WEBB M (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

VIRAKTAMATH CA, Webb MD (2016) Review of the genus Signoretia (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Signoretiinae) of the Oriental region with description of nine new species. Zootaxa, 4193 (3) : 486 - 516. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4193.3.3

SMITH LRJ, WEBB MD (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 Y, WEBB M, ZHANG Y (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

Song Z-S, Webb MD, Liang A-P (2016) Phylogenetic analysis of the Oriental genera of Orthopagini Emeljanov, 1983 (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Dictyopharidae: Dictyopharinae), with a systematic revision of the genus Centromeria Stål, 1870. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 178 (1) : 33 - 87. doi: 10.1111/zoj.12401

CHMUROVA L, WEBB MD (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 GS, SAKAKIBARA AM, WEBB MD (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

Cao Y, Webb MDM, Bai M, Wan X (2016) New synonymies and records of the stag-beetle genus Aegus MacLeay from Chinese fauna (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). Zoological Systematics, 41 (3) : 261 - 272.

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

Mercado JE, Santiago-Blay JA, Webb MDM (2016) Review of the West Indian Arachnocoris Scott, 1881 (Hemiptera: Nabidae), with descriptions of two new species, and a catalogue of the species. Life: The Excitement of Biology, 4 (1) : 32 - 71.

Chang Z, Chen X, Webb M (2015) Review of the planthopper genus Neodurium Fennah, 1956 (Hemiptera, Fulgoromorpha, Issidae). ZooKeys, 517 : 83 - 97. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.517.8817

GAO F, ZHAO P, WEBB M, CAI W (2015)

A taxonomic review of the polymorphic assassin bug genus Rihirbus Stål (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae)

. Zootaxa, 3963 (4) : 502 - 502. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3963.4.2

QU L, WEBB MD, DAI R-H (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 I, 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

SHANG S, WEBB MD, ZHANG Y (2014)

Key to Chinese species of the leafhopper genus Drabescus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) with description of a new species

. Zootaxa, 3852 (1) : 141 - 141. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3852.1.7

Meng Z, Yang M, Webb M (2014) Identity of the leafhopper Kolla albescens, with new synonymy (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae). ZooKeys, 420 : 61 - 68. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.420.6899

Sun J, Webb M, Zhang Y (2014) Revision of the leafhopper genus Dusuna Distant (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Ledrinae), with description of one new species from China. Zootaxa, 3821 (5) : 575 - 575. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3821.5.5

WEI C, WEBB MD, ZHANG Y (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 - 84. 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 - 538. 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

Song Z-S, Webb MDM, Liang A-P (2014) Systematic revision of the Oriental planthopper genus Miasa Distant (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Dictyopharidae), with description of a new genus from southern India. Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, 72 : 137 - 164.

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, Lemaître 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-L (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

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

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-L, 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.

WEI C, DIETRICH CH, WEBB MD (2010) Kinrentius , an unusual new leafhopper genus from South America (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Systematics and Biodiversity, 8 (4) : 587 - 592. doi: 10.1080/14772000.2010.530544

Wei C, Webb MDM, Zhang Y-L (2010) On the identity of Chunra gigantea Distant (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), the largest member of the arboreal leafhopper subfamily Idiocerinae. Zootaxa, 2674 : 26 - 32.

Dai W, Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM (2010) Review of the Old World leafhopper genus Mimotettix Matsumura (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) with description of new species. Zootaxa, 2651 : 1 - 26.

Zhang Y-L, Che Y, Webb MDM (2010) Two new species of the planthopper genus Flavina Stal (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Issidae) from China. Zootaxa, 2641 : 27 - 36.

Khatri I, Webb MDM (2010) The Deltocephalinae leafhoppers of Pakistan (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae). Zootaxa, 2365 : 1 - 47.

Wang R-R, Webb MDM, Liang A-P (2010) First record of the male of Leusaba philippina Stal (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Tropiduchidae) with redescription of the genus and species. Zootaxa, 2344 : 52 - 60.

WEI C, WEBB MD, ZHANG Y (2010) A review of the morphologically diverse leafhopper subfamily Stegelytrinae (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) with description of new taxa. Systematic Entomology, 35 (1) : 19 - 58. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2009.00480.x

Duan Y, Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM (2009) Review of the leafhopper tribe Goniagnathini (Hemiptera: Cicadelliae: Deltocephalinae) from China. Zootaxa, 2314 : 50 - 62.

Che Y, Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM (2009) A new genus and species of the planthopper tribe Augilini Baker (Hemiptera, Caliscelidae, Ommatidiotinae) from Thailand and China. Zootaxa, 2311 : 49 - 54.

Webb MDM, Viraktamath CA (2009) Annotated check-list, generic key and new species of Old World Deltocephalini. Zootaxa, 2163 : 1 - 64.

WANG R-R, LIANG A-P, WEBB MD (2009) A new tropiduchid planthopper genus and species from China with descriptions of in copula genitalic structures (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha). Systematic Entomology, 34 (3) : 434 - 442. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2009.00475.x

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

Duan Y, Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM (2009) Review of the grassland leafhopper subgenus Leofa (Prasutagus) Distant (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Chiasmini). Zootaxa, 1972 : 35 - 43.

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 .

He Z-Q, Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM (2008) An unusual new genus and species of Hecalini leafhopper from Southern China (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Zootaxa, 1896 : 25 - 30.

Wei C, Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM (2008) Minucella, a new leafhopper genus from China (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Stegelytrinae). Zootaxa, 1854 : 33 - 44.

Wei C, Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM (2008) The Identity of the Oriental leafhopper genera Cyrta Melichar and Placidus Distant (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Stegelytrinae), with description of a new genus. Zootaxa, 1793 : 1 - 27.

Viraktamath CA, Webb MDM, Zhang Y-L (2008) A review of the Oriental grassland leafhopper genus Platyretus Melichar (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Zootaxa, 1696 : 37 - 47.

Wang R-R, Liang A-P, Webb MDM (2008) The Oriental planthopper genus Eilithyia Distant (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Tropiduchuidae) with description of one new species. Zootaxa, 1676 : 63 - 68.

Wei C, Zhang Y, Webb MD (2008) Revision of the Oriental leafhopper genus Pachymetopius Matsumura (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Stegelytrinae) with description of five new species. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.), 44 (3) : 289 - 299. doi: 10.1080/00379271.2008.10697564

Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM, Wei C (2007) A new stegelytrine leafhopper genus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) from from South East Asia. Annales zoologici / Polska Akademia Nauk, Instytut Zoologiczny, 57 (2) : 505 - 516.

WEI C, WEBB MD, ZHANG Y-L (2007) A remarkable new leafhopper genus and species from Thailand (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Stegelytrinae) with modified legs and ‘hairy’ eggs. Systematic Entomology, 32 (3) : 539 - 547. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2007.00381.x

WEI C, WEBB MD, ZHANG Y (2007) Revision of the Oriental leafhopper genus Toba with description of a related new genus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Stegelytrinae). European Journal of Entomology, 104 (2) : 285 - 293. doi: 10.14411/eje.2007.044

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

Viraktamath CA, Webb MDM (2007) Review of the leafhopper genus Pythamus Melichar (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Evacanthinae) in the Indian subcontinent. Zootaxa, 1546 : 51 - 61.

Webb MDM, Viraktamath CA (2007) Three new Old World species of the leafhopper genus Scaphoideus Uhler (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae). Zootaxa, 1457 : 49 - 55.

Liang A, Jiang G, Webb MD (2006) Revision of the Oriental spittlebug genera Baibarana Matsumura and Telogmometopius Jacobi (Hemiptera: Cercopidae: Rhinaulacini). Journal of Natural History, 40 (35-37) : 2071 - 2099. doi: 10.1080/00222930601059082

Zhang Y-L, Wei C, Webb MDM (2006) A new Stegelytrine Leafhopper genus from China and Thailand (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). Zootaxa, 1333 : 55 - 62.

Carvalho G, WEBB MD (2006) Cercopid Spittle Bugs of the New World (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cercopidae). Pensoft : Sofia-Moscow. 280 - 280.

Dai W, Zhang Y-L, Viraktamath CA, Webb MDM (2006) Two new Asian Scaphytopiini leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) with description of a new genus. Zootaxa, 1309 : 37 - 44.

Kondorosy E, Lyal CHC, Webb MD (2006) Nomenclatorial changes in Oriental Lygaeinae seed bugs (Hemiptera : Heteroptera : Lygaeidae). ZOOTAXA, 45 - 56. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.1383.1.3

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 (1712-1714) : 59 - 66.

Wei C, Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM (2006) Paradoxivena, a new leafhopper genus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Stegelytrinae) from Tibet, China. Zootaxa, 1372 : 27 - 33.

Wei C, Zhang Y-L, WEBB M (2006) Two new Oriental stegelytrine leafhopper genera (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 108 (2) : 289 - 296.

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 (35-37) : 2057 - 2069.

Wilson MR, Webb MDM, della Giustina W (2006) On the type species of the planthopper genus Megamelodes Le Quesne, 1960, with a lectotype designation for M. lequesnei Wagner from James Edwards material (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha, Delphacidae). Entomologist's Gazette, 57 (4) : 271 - 274.

Webb MDM, Viraktamath CA (2004) On the Identity of an invasive leafhopper on Hawaii. Zootaxa, 692 : 1 - 12.

Zahniser JN, Webb MD (2004) Placement of the Faltala Oman Leafhopper Group (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) with Descriptions of Three New Species. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 97 (4) : 667 - 674. doi: 10.1603/0013-8746(2004)097[0667:POTFOL]2.0.CO;2

Zhang Y-L, 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 (1) : 83 - 92.

Carvalho GS, Webb MDM (2004) A new genus and nine new species of Neotropical spittlebugs (Hemiptera, Cercoppidae, Tomaspidinae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, 48 (3) : 383 - 389.

Costes DH, Webb MD (2004) Four new species of Neotropical spittlebugs (Hemiptera, Cercopidae, Tomaspidinae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, 48 (3) : 391 - 393. doi: 10.1590/S0085-56262004000300015

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

Zhang Y-L, WEBB MD, Wei C (2004) The Oriental leafhopper genus Doda Distant (Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae). Systematics and Biodiversity, 1 : 301 - 303.

Takiya DM, Mejdalani G, Webb MD (2003) Notes on the Amazonian genus Hyogonia China (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Proconiini) with a description of a new species. Journal of Natural History, 37 (23) : 2863 - 2869. doi: 10.1080/0022293021000007444

Knight WJ, Webb MDM (2002) A redescription of the type species of Scaphotettix viridis Matsumura (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Reichenbachia, 34 (2) : 267 - 269.

Liang A-P, Webb MD (2002) New taxa and revisionary notes in Rhinaulacini spittlebugs from southern Asia (Homoptera: Cercopidae). Journal of Natural History, 36 (6) : 729 - 756. doi: 10.1080/00222930110062336

Stegmann UE, Webb MD, Linsenmair KE (2002) New species, synonymies and life-histories in the South-East Asian treehopper genus Pyrgauchenia Breddin (Auchenorrhyncha: Membracidae: Centrotinae). Journal of Natural History, 36 (3) : 279 - 303. doi: 10.1080/00222930010023457

Sanborn AF, Webb MD (2001) Recognition of the Types of Okanagana Occidentalis (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Tibicinidae): Lectotype Designation, Type Locality and Species Identity. The Florida Entomologist, 84 (3) : 451 - 451. doi: 10.2307/3496511

Webb MDM (2001) Comments on Article 74.7.3 of the Code (requirement for an express statement of the taxonomic purpose of a lectotype designation), including a proposal that it should be revoked. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 58 (2) : 134 - 134.

Webb MDM (1999) Identity of Bythoscopus ignicans Walker, 1857 (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadomorpha: Cicadellidae: Stegelytrinae). Reichenbachia, 33 (1) : 111 - 114.

Li Z, Webb MD (1996) FOUR NEW SPECIES OF EVACANTHINAE FROM VIETNAM AND THAILAND (HOMOPTERA: CICADELLIDAE). Insect Science, 3 (1) : 22 - 28. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7917.1996.tb00398.x

Zhang Y-L, Webb MDM (1996) A revised classification of the Oriental and Pacific Selenocephalinae. Bulletin of the British Museum (Entomology), 65 (1) : 1 - 103.

Webb MDM, Vilbaste J (1994) Review of the leafhopper genus Balclutha Kirkaldy in the Oriental region (Insecta, Homoptera, Auchenorrhyncha). Entomologische Abhandlungen, 56 (1) : 55 - 87.

Liang A-P, Webb M (1994) A taxonomic revision of the Oriental spittlebug genus Paphnutius Distant (Homoptera: Cercopidae). Journal of Natural History, 28 (5) : 1175 - 1188. doi: 10.1080/00222939400770581

Godoy C, Webb MD (1994) Recognition of a new subfamily of Cicadellidae from Costa Rica based on a phenetic analysis with similar taxa (Hemiptera Homoptera Auchenorrhyncha). Tropical Zoology, 7 (1) : 131 - 144. doi: 10.1080/03946975.1994.10539247

Asche M, Webb MDM (1994) The southern Palaearctic and Palaeotropical leafhopper genus Hengchunia Vilbaste (Homoptera, Cicadellidae, Deltocephalinae, Paralimnini). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, 137 (2) : 143 - 154.

Webb MD (1994) Case 2929. Bhatia Distant, 1908 (Insecta, Homoptera): proposed confirmation of Eutettix? olivaceus Melichar, 1903 as the type species. The Bulletin of zoological nomenclature., 51 : 116 - 117. doi: 10.5962/bhl.part.7173

Webb M, Godoy C (1993) Review of the leafhopper tribe Scaphytopiini (Homoptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) with a key to genera. Journal of Natural History, 27 (2) : 423 - 427. doi: 10.1080/00222939300770181

KNIGHT WJ, WEBB MD (1993) The phylogenetic relationships between virus vector and other genera of macrosteline leafhoppers, including descriptions of new taxa (Homoptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Systematic Entomology, 18 (1) : 11 - 55. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.1993.tb00653.x

Blocker HD, Webb MDM (1992) A new genus and species of Iassinae (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) from Brazil. Entomological News, 103 (1) : 12 - 14.

Viraktamath CA, Webb MDM (1991) A review of the Indian hylicine leafhopper genus Traiguma Dist., with description of a new species (Insecta, Homoptera, Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae). Reichenbachia, 28 : 123 - 133.

Webb MDM (1991) On Krisnini and related taxa in the New World (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). Tymbal. Suppl., 17 : 12 - 13.

Webb MDM, Blocker HD (1990) The leafhopper genus Bythonia (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). Entomological News, 101 : 293 - 296.

Webb MDM, Heller F (1990) The leafhopper genus Pseupalus in the Old World tropics, with a check-list of the Afrotropical and Oriental Paralimnini (Homoptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde A (Biologie), 452 : 1 - 10.

Webb MDM, Knight WJ, Lauterer P (1990) Type specimens of Leopold Melichar's species of Cicadellidae in the Moravian Museum, Brno. Casopis Moravského Musea v Brne, 75 (1-2) : 193 - 218.

Wilson MR, Webb MDM (1989) The British Auchenorrhyncha collection at the British Museum (Natural History). Auchenorrhyncha Recording Scheme Newsletter Suppl., 11 : 3 - 4.

Knight WJ, Webb MDM (1988) Evidence for an Indo-Pacific origin of Hawaiian endemics in Balclutha and related genera (Cicadellidae: Macrostellini). Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs, 12 : 86 - 102.

Webb MD (1987) Species recognition in Cicadulina leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), vectors of pathogens of Gramineae. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 77 (04) : 683 - 683. doi: 10.1017/S0007485300012207

Webb MDM (1987) Distribution and male genitalic variation in Cicadulina bipunctata and C. bimaculata (Homoptera, Cicadellidae). Proceedings of 2nd International Workshop on Leafhoppers and Planthoppers of Economic Importance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA, 28th July-1st August 1986, 235 - 240.

Webb MDM (1987) The endemic Macrostelini of the island of St.-Helena (Homoptera, Cicadellidae). Revue de Zoologie Africaine, 100 (4) : 453 - 464.

Webb MDM (1987) The identity of Empoasca distinguenda Paoli (=E. citrusa Theron), a citrus pest in South Africa (Homoptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae). Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 123 : 41 - 44.

Webb M (1986) Sugar-cane cicadellids of the genus Yamatotettix (Homoptera: Auchenorrhyncha). Journal of Natural History, 20 (1) : 131 - 141. doi: 10.1080/00222938600770121

Knight WJ, Webb MDM (1986) The Pacific Iasssine cicadellid genus Thalattoscopus (Homoptera). Journal of Natural History, 20 (5) : 1051 - 1082.

Webb M, Wilson M (1986) The Homoptera types described by John Scott in the family Delphacidae (Hemiptera). Insect Systematics & Evolution, 17 (3) : 279 - 289. doi: 10.1163/187631286X00206

Webb MDM (1983) The Afrotropical idiocerine leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, 47 (3) : 211 - 257.

Webb MDM (1983) Revision of the Australian Idiocerinae (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). Australian Journal of Zoology - Supplementary Series, 92 : 1 - 147.

Webb MDM (1982) A new genus of Eusceline leafhopper from West Africa (Homoptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae). Museu Bocage. Arquivos, 1 : 485 - 494.

Webb MDM (1981) The Asian, Australasian and Pacific Paraboloponinae (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). A taxonomic revision with a key to all the known genera of the subfamily. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology, 43 (2) : 39 - 76.

Webb MDM (1981) A new species of Dryadomorpha from the Central African Republic with a key to the known species of the genus (Homoptera: Cicadellidae). Revue Francaise d'Entomologie (Nouvelle Serie), 3 (2) : 57 - 58.

Webb M (1980) The Cicadellidae from Aldabra, Astove and Cosmoledo Atolls collected by the Royal Society Expedition 1967–68 (Hemiptera, Homoptera). Journal of Natural History, 14 (6) : 829 - 863. doi: 10.1080/00222938000770711

Webb MDM (1979) Revision of Rambur's Homoptera species from the types in the British Museum. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, 15 (1) : 227 - 240.

Webb MDM (1976) A review of the genus Idioscopus Baker (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) in the Ethiopian region, with descriptions of twenty-seven new species and a comparison with the genus Idiocerus Lewis, sensu Ribaut (1952). Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 39 (2) : 291 - 331.

Webb MDM (1975) A review of the genus Idiocerus Lewis (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) in the Ethiopian region, with description of eight new species.. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 38 (2) : 165 - 184.

Webb MDM (1975) Fulgoroidea from Aldabra, Astove and Cosmoledo Atolls, collected by the Royal Society Expedition 1967 68 (Hemiptera: Homoptera).. Atoll Research Bulletin, 177 : 1 - 10.