Phaiojassus constrictus,

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: 24

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Phaiojassus constrictus

gen. et sp. nov.

Phaiojassus constrictus  gen. et sp. nov.

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The species name refers to the dark dorsal color pattern, which gives individuals the appearance of having a medial constriction.

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MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Antsiranana, Ambondrobe, 41.1km 175° Vohemar, 29 November 2004, 13°42′55″ S 050°06′06″ E, California Acad. of Sciences , coll. B.L.Fisher, elev 10 m, yellow pan trap, littoral rainforest, BLF11098View Materials ”; CAS.GoogleMaps 


MADAGASCAR – Antsiranana • 1 ♂; Parc National Montagne d’Ambre ; 12°30′52″ S, 49°10′53″ E; alt. 960 m; 4–19 Mar. 2001; M. Irwin and R. HarinʼHala leg.; Malaise trap; MA-01- 01A-08; INHSGoogleMaps  .


Length of male 7.0– 7.5 mm (female unknown). Dorsum dark brown except for two triangular stramineous areas on costal area of forewing, one near base and one preapical. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 19, 13 and 14 macrosetae, respectively. Style apophysis with apex bluntly angulate. Connective with anterior margin evenly convex. Aedeagus with shaft relatively robust, curved dorsad, tubular basally, depressed and slightly twisted distally, gonopore apical on posterior surface; with large acute process arising on left side preapically and extended to apex.


California Academy of Sciences


Illinois Natural History Survey