Platyjassus harinhalai,

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: 46

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/DDCC86DD-3BCA-4529-86B1-B72761E6ACAA

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:DDCC86DD-3BCA-4529-86B1-B72761E6ACAA

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Platyjassus harinhalai
status

sp. nov.

Platyjassus harinhalai  sp. nov.

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Etymology

This species is named in honor of Rinha Harin’Hala, the collector of the type series, who maintained several of the Malaise traps in Madagascar for the bioinventory project, yielding numerous specimens of additional species of Platyjassini  .

Material examined

Holotype

MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Tulear Province , Beza Mahafaly Reserve, Parcelle I near research station, 1–7 March 2002, 23°41.19′ S, 44°35.46′ E, California Acad of Sciences coll: R. Harin’Hala, malaise trap in dry deciduous forest, elev 165 m, MA-02-14A-18”; CAS.GoogleMaps 

Paratype

MADAGASCAR • ♀; Toliara, Beza Mahafaly Reserve , Parcelle I near research station; 23°41.19′ S, 44°35.46′ E; alt. 165 m; 1–7 Mar. 2002; R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; dry deciduous forest; MA-02- 14A-18; CASGoogleMaps  .

Description

Length of male 6.8 mm, female 7.1 mm. Dorsum dull stramineous, venter paler. Head with crown slightly shorter (male) to slightly longer (female) than pronotum. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 18–21, 16 and 14–15 macrosetae, respectively. Connective with anterior margin truncate. Style apophysis densely and finely denticulate in basal half, evenly curved dorsolaterad and tapered to acute point distally. Aedeagus with shaft arising ventrally on atrium, with broad asymmetrical basolateral lobe, distal part curved dorsad, tapered to rounded apex, gonopore apical; basal process short, arising adjacent to shaft base, extended along shaft, then slightly divergent from shaft in distal half, tapered to acute apex, reaching apex of basolateral lobe of shaft. Female sternite VII with posterior margin very slightly emarginate.

CAS

California Academy of Sciences