Platyjassus pennyi,

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: 52

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/1A9AE459-BCDD-47C2-9E41-65E419FD490F

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:1A9AE459-BCDD-47C2-9E41-65E419FD490F

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Platyjassus pennyi
status

sp. nov.

Platyjassus pennyi  sp. nov.

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Etymology

This species is dedicated to the memory of Norman B. Penny, former manager of the California Academy of Science insect collection, who provided access to a large proportion of the specimens incorporated into this study.

Material examined

Holotype

MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Province Fianarantsoa, Parc National Ranomafana, Vohiparara , at broken bridge, el 1110 m, 4–12 February 2002, 21°13.57′ S, 47°22.19′ E, coll: M. Irwin, R. Harin’Hala, California Acad of Sciences, malaise trap in high altitude rainforest, MA-02-09A-15”; CAS.GoogleMaps 

Paratype

MADAGASCAR • ♂; Fianarantsoa, Parc National Ranomafana , radio tower, at forest edge; 21°15.05′ S, 47°24.43′ E; alt. 1130 m; 15–21 Dec. 2001; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; mixed tropical forest; MA-02-09B-07; INHSGoogleMaps  .

Description

Length of male 6.9–7.1 mm (female unknown). Dorsum dull stramineous, crown marginal rim infuscate. Pronotum with pair of faint sublateral marginal brown stripes. Crown slightly shorter than pronotum, anterior margin parabolically rounded. Hind tibial rows PD, AD, and AV with 19, 12 and 12 macrosetae, respectively. Style apophysis somewhat broadened from base to near apex, then strongly constricted, with posteroventral margin forming approximately 90° angle, distal extension with stem relatively long, hooked mesad, apex broadened and approximately half as wide as section just basad of constriction.

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

INHS

Illinois Natural History Survey