Platyjassus pedistylus,

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: 47-49

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/42D8B898-D5E7-4CFB-AC58-1448BC26D874

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:42D8B898-D5E7-4CFB-AC58-1448BC26D874

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Platyjassus pedistylus
status

sp. nov.

Platyjassus pedistylus  sp. nov.

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Figs 2MView Fig, 10View Fig D–F, 17J–L

Etymology

The species name, a noun in apposition, refers to the foot-like style apex.

Material examined

Holotype

MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Fianarantsoa, Parc National Ranomafana, Belle Vue at Talatakely , elev 1020 m, 12–19 Feb. 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-16”; CAS.GoogleMaps 

Paratypes

MADAGASCAR – Fianarantsoa • 2 ♂♂; Parc National Ranomafana, Vohiparara , at broken bridge; 21°13.57′ S, 47°22.19′ E; alt. 1110 m; 4–12 Feb. 2002; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; high altitude rainforest; MA-02-09A-15; CASGoogleMaps  1 ♂; Parc National Ranomafana, Vohiparara , at broken bridge; 21°13.57′ S, 47°22.19′ E; alt. 1110 m; 19–26 Feb. 2002; MA-02-09A-17; CASGoogleMaps  1 ♂; Ranomafana JIRAMA water works, near river; 21°14.91′ S, 47°27.13′ E; alt. 690 m; 21–28 Jan. 2002; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; MA-02-09D-13; INHSGoogleMaps  1 ♂; Parc National Ranomafana, Belle Vue at Talatakely ; 21°15.99′ S, 47°25.21′ E; alt. 1020 m; 22–28 Nov. 2001; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; secondary tropical forest; MA-02-09C-04; CASGoogleMaps  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; 31 MarGoogleMaps  .–

7 Apr. 2002; MA-02-09C-23; INHS  1 ♂, 1 ♀; Parc National Ranomafana , Belle Vue at Talatakely ; 21°15.99′ S, 47°25.21′ E; alt. 1020 m; 28 Apr.–5 May 2002; MA-02-09C-27; CASGoogleMaps  .

Description

Length of male 7.2–9.3 mm, female 8.9 mm. Dorsum uniformly pale stramineous, except marginal rim of crown black. Crown distinctly shorter than pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 17–18, 12 and 12–13 macrosetae, respectively. Style apophysis in lateral view broad and ventrally denticulate through most of length, abruptly constricted prepically, with footlike apical extension bearing apically recurved dorsal toe and acutely angulate ventral heel. Connective with anterior margin slightly convex. Aedeagus with atrium in posterior view narrowly quadrate, shaft simple, very slender and tubular; basal process broader than but nearly of same length as shaft, closely parallel to shaft through most of length. Female abdominal sternite VII with posterior margin trilobed, lateral lobes narrower than medial lobe. Second valvulae relatively slender, only slightly broadened toward midlength, distal fourth of dorsal margin coarsely serrate, with teeth offset between sides.

INHS

USA, Illinois, Champaign, Illinois Natural History Survey

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

INHS

Illinois Natural History Survey