Platyjassula isofurca,

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: 40

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/2D17FE6A-B73B-4EA4-B002-128D2AC3CEC3

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:2D17FE6A-B73B-4EA4-B002-128D2AC3CEC3

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Platyjassula isofurca
status

gen. et sp. nov.

Platyjassula isofurca  gen. et sp. nov.

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Figs 2CView Fig, 8View Fig H–J

Etymology

The species name refers to the similar-sized branches of the style apex.

Material examined

Holotype

MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Tulear Province , Andohahela Nat’l Park , Tsimelahy, Parcelle II, 24°56.21′ S, 46°37.60′ E; 28 Jan. – 12 Feb. 2004; California Acad of Sciences colls: M. Irwin, F. Parker, R. Harin’Hala, el 180 m, malaise trap in transitional forest, MA-02-20-53”; CAS.GoogleMaps 

Paratypes

MADAGASCAR – Toliara • 1 ♂; Mikea Forest , NW of Manombo; 22°54.80′ S, 43°28.93′ E; alt. 37 m; 16–17 Jan. 2002; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; spiny forest; MA-02-18B-10; CASGoogleMaps  1 ♂ (abdomen missing); Beza Mahafaly Reserve , Parcelle I near research station; 23°41.19′ S, 44°35.46′ E; alt. 165 m; 4–11 Dec. 2001; M.E. Irwin, F.D. Parker and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; dry deciduous forest; MA-02-14A-05; CASGoogleMaps  1 ♂; Berenty Reserve, W of Fort Dauphin, spiny forest; 25°01′12.5″ S, 46°18′25.8″ E; 9–24 Nov. 2008; J.R. Cryan and G. Svenson leg.; DNA voucher: Entomologia DZRJ, ENT2298; DZRJGoogleMaps  .

Description

Length of male 7.5 mm (female unknown). Crown, pronotum and scutellum uniformly pale stramineous, forewing somewhat darker. Face with antennal ledges orange, upper margin brown, front tibia orange anteriorly, dark brown posteriorly. Crown distinctly shorter than pronotum, anterior margin parabolically rounded. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 18, 14 and 13 macrosetae, respectively. Male pygofer ventral margin with stout, falcate appendage arising near midlength but not extended to apex of lobe. Subgenital plate with submedial row of 3–4 macrosetae. Style with branches of apophysis approximately equal in size, diverging at> 90° angle, lateral branch extended dorsolaterad. Aedeagus with atrium shield-like in posterior view, U-shaped in lateral view with shaft approximately as long as atrium, portion distad of gonopore strongly compressed, rounded in lateral view.

CAS

California Academy of Sciences