Cercopis haupti

Metcalf, 1961



BL ♂: 10 mm; ♀: ? mm. Base color black, face and vertex red with a black spot between the ocellus and the eye. Pronotum black with a small red line along the front and sides, apically with a broader red band between the tegulae. Scutellum red. Sternits and legs red, only the tarsi somewhat darkened.


Known from the type location: Algeria (Sidi-bel-Abbès).


The name Cercopis haupti replaces the name Tomaspis trifasciata Haupt, 1917 according to Metcalf, 1961. The name Tomaspis trifasciata was not available since Melichar described Tomaspis trifasciata Melichar, 1915.

  • Haupt, H. 1917. Neue paläarktische Homoptera nebst Bemerkungen über einige schon bekannte. Wiener Entomologische Zeitung 36: 229-262.
  • Metcalf, Z.P. 1961. Part 2. Cercopidae. In: Metcalf, Z.P. 1963 - General Catalogue of the Homoptera. Fascicule VII. North Carolina State College. Page 1-607.
  • Nast, J. 1933. Beiträge zur Morphologie und geographischen Verbreitung der miteeleuropäischen und mediterranen Arten aus der Subfamilie Cercopinae (Homoptera, Cercopidae). Annales musei Zoologici Polonici 10: 7-32.