Platyjassus asymmetricus,

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: 44

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Platyjassus asymmetricus

sp. nov.

Platyjassus asymmetricus  sp. nov.

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The species name refers to the asymmetrical aedeagal shaft.

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MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Province Fianarantsoa, Parc National Ranomafana, radio tower at forest edge, elev 1130 m, 14–21 Jan. 2002, 21°15.05′ S, 47°24.43′ E, coll: M. Irwin, R. Harin’Hala, California Acad of Sciences, malaise, mixed tropical forest, MA-02-09B-12”; CAS.GoogleMaps 


Length of male 7.9 mm (female unknown). Dull stramineous throughout, crown with marginal rim infuscate. Crown distinctly shorter than pronotum, anterior margin parabolic. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 19, 14 and 10 macrosetae, respectively. Style apophysis slender throughout, slightly sinuate, apex strongly hooked dorsomesad and acuminate, ventral denticuli small and inconspicuous. Connective anterior margin weakly trilobed. Aedeagus with shaft arising from middle of broad, shieldlike atrium, broadly tubular, bent dorsad and tapered in lateral view, in posterior view with apex deeply divided longitudinally, with left section much wider than spine-like right section.


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