Phaiojassus unispinosus,

Dietrich, Christopher H., Magalhães, Raysa Brito de & Takiya, Daniela M., 2020, Revision of the endemic Malagasy leafhopper tribe Platyjassini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Iassinae), European Journal of Taxonomy 695, pp. 1-89: 26

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.695

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/01097938-1320-46F9-85BD-EF7D7DCDE55F

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:01097938-1320-46F9-85BD-EF7D7DCDE55F

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Phaiojassus unispinosus
status

gen. et sp. nov.

Phaiojassus unispinosus  gen. et sp. nov.

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Etymology

The species name refers to the presence of a single spine on the aedeagus.

Material examined

Holotype

MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Toliara Foret Ivohibe 55.0 km N Tolagnaro 2–4 Dec 2006, 24°34′08″ S 047°12′14″ E, California Acad of Sciences , coll. B.L.Fisher et al., malaise trap elev 200 m, rainforest BLF15448View Materials ”; CAS.GoogleMaps 

Paratypes

MADAGASCAR – Fianarantsoa • 1 ♂; Parc National Ranomafana, Vohiparara , at broken bridge; 21°13.57′ S, 47°22.19′ E; alt. 1110 m; 22–29 Apr. 2002; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; high altitude rainforest; MA-02-09A-26; CASGoogleMaps  . – Antananarivo • 1 ♂; 3 km 41° NE of Andranomay, 11.5 km 147° SSE of Anjozorobe; 18°28′24″ S, 47°57′36″ E; alt. 1300 m; 5–13 Dec. 2000; Fisher, Griswold et al. leg.; Malaise trap; montane rainforest; coll. code: BLF2372; INHSGoogleMaps  .

Description

Length of male 6.7–7.0 mm (female unknown). Dorsum uniformly dark brown except for stramineous costal area of forewing, venter pale stramineous. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 21, 10–12 and 13–14 macrosetae, respectively. Style with apex of apophysis bluntly angulate. Connective with anterior margin evenly convex. Aedeagus with shaft evenly curved dorsad, dorsal surface trough-like, apex weakly bilobed in posterior view, gonopore apical on posterior surface; with large, unpaired, asymmetrically spatulate process arising on left side of shaft near midlength, extended along shaft but not reaching shaft apex.

INHS

USA, Illinois, Champaign, Illinois Natural History Survey

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

INHS

Illinois Natural History Survey