Genus Carvaka Distant in Australia (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Selenocephalinae).
Fletcher MJ and Semeraro L (2007) Genus Carvaka Distant in Australia (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Selenocephalinae). Australian Journal of Entomology 46(2): 89-95.
Available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-6055.2007.00574.x
The leafhopper genus Carvaka was previously known from Australia by the single species Carvaka fulvida which was synonymised with Exitianus contemptus by Ross (1968) in his revision of the leafhopper genus Exitianus. In 1996, Zhang & Webb returned the species to the genus Carvaka which was itself moved from the leafhopper subfamily Deltocephalinae to the subfamily Selenocephalinae. Recently, an examination of the species Exitianellus elegantulus found that it also belonged to the genus Carvaka and this paper not only moves this species but also adds an additional three new species from Queensland and the Northern Territory.