Platyjassus fisheri,

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: 44-45

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/4274872C-7D6E-4413-9CEF-D37F17EF10A7

taxon LSID

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treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Platyjassus fisheri
status

sp. nov.

Platyjassus fisheri  sp. nov.

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Figs 2IView Fig, 9View Fig E–G, 17D–F

Etymology

The species is named for Dr. Brian Fisher, noted ant expert and one of the collectors of the type series.

Material examined

Holotype

MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Antsiranana Prov., Parc National de Marojejy Manantenina River, 27.6 km 35° NE Andapa, 9.6 km 327° NNW Manantenina, 11–14 Dec 2005, 14°26′06″ S 049°45′36″ E, California Academy of Sciences coll. B.L. Fisher et al., elev 775m, malaise trap, rainforest, collection code: BLF13383View Materials ”; CAS.GoogleMaps 

Paratypes

MADAGASCAR – Antsiranana • 2 ♂♂; Parc National Montagne dʼAmbre , 12.2 km 211° SSW of Joffreville; 12°35′47″ S, 49°09′34″ E; alt. 1300 m; 2–7 Feb. 2001; Fisher, Griswold et al. leg.; Malaise trap; montane rainforest; BLF2853; CASGoogleMaps  1 ♂; same collection data as for preceding; INHSGoogleMaps  1 ♂; Parc National Montagne d’Ambre ; 12°30′52″ S, 49°10′53″ E; alt. 960 m; 26–29 Jan. 2001; M.E. Irwin, E.I. Schlinger and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; MA-01-01A-02; CASGoogleMaps  1 ♀; Parc National Montagne d’Ambre ; 12°31′13″ S, 49°10′45″ E; alt. 1125 m; 29 Jan.–11 Feb. 2001; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; MA-01-01D-03; CASGoogleMaps  .

Description

Length of male 6.8 mm, female 8.8 mm. Dorsum ochraceous, venter pale stramineous, marginal rim of crown brown. Head with crown as long as pronotum. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 16, 13 and 14 macrosetae, respectively. Style apophysis in lateral view broadened from base to distal fourth, then gradually tapered, apex acute, denticuli densely distributed over basal two thirds ventrally, curved dorsad in lateral view, straight and extended posterolaterad in ventral view. Connective with anterior margin angulately produced. Aedeagus with preatrium broadly quadrate in posterior view, shaft strongly compressed basally, tubular distally, tapered and evenly curved dorsad in lateral view, gonopore apical; ventral process nearly as long as shaft, depressed and twisted asymmetrically, curved dorsad and tapered to acute tip, well separated from shaft throughout length. Female abdominal sternite VII with posterior margin truncate, with slight median notch. Second valvulae with dorsal margin concave in basal half, rising to bluntly angulate peak near midlength, then extended straight to acute apex, distal third irregularly serrate, with teeth offset between sides.

INHS

USA, Illinois, Champaign, Illinois Natural History Survey

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

INHS

Illinois Natural History Survey