Petalojassus ochrescens

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: 19-20

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:DC24EAB0-DCF5-44A8-B1A0-82BF25D280C2

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/88482295-0FE0-455E-B2B1-8BDD4198F754

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:88482295-0FE0-455E-B2B1-8BDD4198F754

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Petalojassus ochrescens
status

gen. et sp. nov.

Petalojassus ochrescens  gen. et sp. nov.

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Etymology

The species name refers to the ochraceous dorsal coloration.

Material examined

Holotype

MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Province Fianarantsoa, Parc National Ranomafana, Belle Vue at Talatakely , elev 1020 m, 14–23 April 2002, 21°15.99′ S, 47°25.21′ E, coll: M. Irwin, R. Harin’Hala, California Acad of Sciences , malaise, secondary tropical forest MA-02-09C-25”; CAS.GoogleMaps 

Paratypes

MADAGASCAR – Fianarantsoa • 1 ♂; Parc National Ranomafana , radio tower at forest edge ; 21°15.05′ S, 47°24.43′ E; alt. 1130 m; 16 Oct.–8 Nov. 2001; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; mixed tropical forest; MA-02-09B-01; INHSGoogleMaps  1 ♀; 50 km S of Farafangana, Mahabo Mananivo, Ampitavananima Forest ; 23°7.79′ S, 47°43.02′ E; alt. 34 m; 27 Dec. 2007 – 3 Jan. 2008; M. Irwin, F. Parker and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; in low altitude littoral rainforest; MG-35-46; CASGoogleMaps  1 ♀; Ranomafana JIRAMA water works; 21°14.91′ S, 47°27.13′ E; alt. 690 m; 21–28 Jan. 2002; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; near river; MA-02-09D-13; CASGoogleMaps  .

Descripton

Length of male 6.9–7.0 mm; female 7.5–8.3 mm. Dorsum with paired black spots on posterolateral corner of pronotum, forewing with large, symmetrical, bilobed, transcommissural olive green marking covering most of clavus and part of corium. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 21–23, 13 and 13–16 macrosetae, respectively. Style apophysis somewhat broadened near midlength, gradually curved dorsad, coarsely denticulate ventrally, apex obliquely tapered. Aedeagus with atrium shield-like; shaft arising medially from dorsal part of atrium, very short and slender, curved dorsad, gonopore apical; large process arising from ventral part of atrium to right of shaft, curved dorsad and surpassing shaft apex, apex flattened and tapered to sharp point; second poorly sclerotized process arising from right ventrolateral corner of atrium, slightly shorter than first ventral process. Female abdominal sternite VII with lateral lobes much narrower than median lobe. Ovipositor as described for genus.

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

INHS

Illinois Natural History Survey