Platyjassella attenuata,

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: 34

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Platyjassella attenuata

gen. et sp. nov.

Platyjassella attenuata  gen. et sp. nov.

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The species name refers to the attenuated aedeagal shaft.

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MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Tulear Province , Mikea Forest, NW of Manombo, el 30 m, 6–16 January 2002, 22°54.22′ S, 43°28.53′ E, coll: M. Irwin, R. Harin’Hala, California Acad of Sciences, malaise trap in deciduous dry forest MA-02-18A-09”; CAS.GoogleMaps 


Length of male 6.0 mm (female unknown). Dorsal coloration yellow, crown bordered with white posteriorly, lateral margin of pronotum white, venter without markings. Crown distinctly shorter than pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded, lateral extensions overlapping ~¼ of eye margin. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 17, 12 and 14 macrosetae, respectively. Male pregenital sternite with posterior margin truncate. Pygofer lobe broad, without process or emargination, apex obliquely truncate. Style apophysis with ventral denticuli relatively coarse, ventral margin appearing serrate, apex in lateral view obliquely truncate with acute dorsoapical projection. Connective broadly Y-shaped. Aedeagus with atrium narrowly V-shaped in posterior view; shaft very slender, comprssed and belt-like, curved dorsad and slightly twisted, with apex divided into two short projections flanking apical gonopore.


California Academy of Sciences