Phaiojassus acutus,

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: 23

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/786C828E-0FC8-4E5F-9C5E-174334577872

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:786C828E-0FC8-4E5F-9C5E-174334577872

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Phaiojassus acutus
status

gen. et sp. nov.

Phaiojassus acutus  gen. et sp. nov.

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Figs 1FView Fig, 5View Fig A–D, 16M–O

Etymology

The species name refers to the acute apex of the aedeagus.

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 ♂, 1 ♀; Parc National Ranomafana, Belle Vue at Talatakely ; 21°15.99′ S, 47°25.21′ E; alt. 1020 m; 14–23 Apr. 2002; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; secondary tropical forest; MA-02-09C-25; CASGoogleMaps  1 ♂; same collection data as for preceding; INHSGoogleMaps  2 ♂♂; Parc National Ranomafana, Belle Vue at Talatakely ; 21°15.99′ S, 47°25.21′ E; alt. 1020 m; 31 Mar.–7 Apr. 2002; MA-02-09C-23; CASGoogleMaps  1 ♂; same collection data as for preceding; INHSGoogleMaps  1 ♂; Parc National Ranomafana, Belle Vue at Talatakely ; 21°15.99′ S, 47°25.21′ E; alt. 1020 m; 21–28 Jan. 2002; MA-02-09C-13; CASGoogleMaps  1♂; Parc National Ranomafana, Belle Vue at Talatakely ; 21°15.99′ S, 47°25.21′ E; alt. 1020 m; 22–28 Nov. 2001; MA-02-09C-04; INHSGoogleMaps  .

Description

Length of male 6.7–7.0 mm; female 8.2 mm. Dorsum uniformly dark brown except for pale stramineous costal area of forewing, venter uniformly pale stramineous. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 19– 20, 12 and 15 macrosetae, respectively. Style apophysis with apex rounded. Connective with anterior margin evenly convex. Aedeagus with shaft slender, strongly curved dorsad, flattened, belt-like and slightly twisted through most of length, apex rounded in posterior view, gonopore preapical on posterior surface; small digitiform process arising near apex on left side and extended distad nearly to shaft apex.

INHS

USA, Illinois, Champaign, Illinois Natural History Survey

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

INHS

Illinois Natural History Survey