Plerujassus brunnescens,

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: 56-57

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/7760A594-2602-43F8-8760-4C668FB3B048

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:7760A594-2602-43F8-8760-4C668FB3B048

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Plerujassus brunnescens
status

gen. et sp. nov.

Plerujassus brunnescens  gen. et sp. nov.

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Figs 3BView Fig, 12View Fig D–F

Etymology

The species name refers to the overall brownish coloration.

Material examined

Holotype

MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Majunga , Ampijoroa National Park 160 km N of Maevatanana on RN 04 elev 43 m, 2–14 January 2005, 16°19.16′ S, 46°48.80′ E, California Acad of Sciences, coll: M. Irwin, R. Harin’Hala, malaise trap in deciduous forest MA-25-40”; CAS.GoogleMaps 

Paratype

MADAGASCAR • 1 ♂; Mahajanga Province, Ampijoroa National Park , 160 km N of Maevatanana on RN 04; 16°19.16′ S, 46°48.80′ E; alt. 43 m; 2–14 Jan. 2005; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; deciduous forest; MA-25-40; SMK DNA voucher: MIAS17; INHSGoogleMaps  .

Description

Length of male 8.9 mm (female unknown). Color mostly dark brown with some paler mottling. Style apophysis slightly but distinctly broadened preapically. Aedeagus with lateral ridges of atrium much more strongly sclerotized than medial part; shaft with pair of small digitiform processes mesad of longer lateral spines at apex.

Remarks

This species corresponds to the OTU labeled “ Platyjassini  gen. n. 1, sp. 1” in the phylogeny of Krishnankutty et al. (2016).

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

INHS

Illinois Natural History Survey