IAC 2017


The 15th International Auchenorrhyncha Congress was held in Mendes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from July 9th to 15th 2017. This was the first IAC in South America.


You can download the program and abstract book for the 15th International Auchenorrhyncha Congress HERE.

You can view official photographs of the 15th International Auchenorrhyncha Congress HERE..! Photograph credits to Beatriz Camisão.



The 15th International Auchenorrhyncha Congress and 10th International Workshop on Leafhoppers and Planthoppers of Economic Significance (IAC 2017) is being organized by the following committees:

Organizing Committee

  • Daniela M. Takiya, Chairwoman (UFRJ)
  • Olivia Evangelista (MZSP)
  • Andressa Paladini (UFSM)
  • Rodney R. Cavichioli (UFPR)
  • Clayton C. Gonçalves (UFRJ)
  • Julianna F. Barbosa (UFRJ)
  • Beatriz M. Camisão (UFRJ)
  • Jádila Prando (UFRJ)
  • Raysa Magalhães (UFRJ)
  • Victor Quintas (UFRJ)
  • Andre Luis Diniz Ferreira (UFRJ)
  • Abner Silveira de Freitas (UFRJ)

Scientific Committee

  • Gabriel Mejdalani, Chairman (UFRJ)
  • Daniela M. Takiya (UFRJ)
  • Márcio Felix (FIOCRUZ)
  • Albino Sakakibara (UFPR)
  • Gervásio Carvalho (PUC-RS)
  • Olivia Evangelista (MZSP)
  • Wilson Azevedo-Filho (Universidade de Caxias do Sul)
  • João Spotti-Lopes (USP, ESALQ)
  • Rodrigo Almeida (UC Berkeley)

International IAC Standing Committee

  • Thierry Bourgoin, Chairman (France)
  • Murray Fletcher (Australia)
  • Chris Dietrich (USA)
  • Vladimir Gnezdilov (Russia)
  • Masami Hayashi (Japan)
  • Hannelore Hoch (Germany)
  • Yong Jung Kwon (Korea)
  • Gabriel Mejdalani (Brazil)
  • Sofia Seabra (Portugal)
  • Jacek Szwedo (Poland)
  • Mike Stiller (South Africa)
  • Mike Wilson (UK)
  • Yalin Zhang (China)
  • Zengrong Zhu (China)