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New genus and species of Leptopsaltriini (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadinae) from China and Vietnam

The taxonomists from Northwest A&F University, China, Vietnam National Museum of Nature, Vietnam, The Kyushu University Museum, Japan are described one new genus (Versicolora) and two new species (Versicolora ziyongi and Versicolora bellula) of the cicada tribe Leptopsaltriini, subfamily Cicadinae, family Cicadidae, suborder Auchenorrhyncha, order Hemiptera. This new genus appears closely allied to Tanna Distant of Leptopsaltriini, but differs in having a bifurcated (apex of) uncus and a short but distinct dorsal beak of pygofer.

Vietnam Journal of Earth Science officially present in Web of Science

On April 20, 2020, the Journal of Earth Sciences, the current official name is Vietnam Journal of Earth Sciences of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, has just been considered by Clarivate Analysis for the citation index (Emerging Source Citation Index – ESCI) to officially appear on Web of Science.

Three new plant species discovered in Central Highlands

Three new plant species belonging to the Malvaceae and Rubiaceae have just been described and published by Vietnamese and Japanese scientists. Of which, one species of the Malvaceae was discovered in Dak Nong province and two others of the Rubiaceae were found in Gia Lai province. The three new species include:

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