Platyjassus viridis Evans, 1953,

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: 53

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.695

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A587FC-FFBF-B515-FDE5-87F5FEA753C1

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Valdenar

scientific name

Platyjassus viridis Evans, 1953
status

 

Platyjassus viridis Evans, 1953 

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Platyjassus viridis Evans, 1953: 114  .

Material examined

Holotype

MADAGASCAR • ♀ ( Fig. 22View Fig); “ Inst. Scient. Madagascar Mt. Tsaratanana, 1500m. forêt de mousses X-49 RP[aulian], Platyjassus viridis Ev. J. W. Evans  det., 1952, Museum Paris MNHN ( EH) 2362”; MNHN ( EH) 2362. 

Other material

MADAGASCAR – Antananarivo • 1 ♂; 46 km NE of Ankazobe, Ambohitantely ; 18°11.88′ S, 47°16.89′ E; alt. 700 m; 1–14 Nov. 2004; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; sclerophyll forest; MA-27-20; CASGoogleMaps  1 ♂; 46 km NE of Ankazobe, Ambohitantely ; 18°11.88′ S, 47°16.89′ E; alt. 700 m; 22–29 Nov. 2003; MA27-07; CASGoogleMaps  . – Fianarantsoa • 1 ♂; Parc National Ranomafana, Vohiparara , at broken bridge; 21°13.57′ S, 47°22.19′ E; alt. 1110 m, 14–21 Jan. 2002; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; high altitude rainforest; MA-02-09A-12; INHSGoogleMaps  3 ♂♂; 3 km 41° NE of Andranomay, 11.5 km 147° SSE of Anjozorobe; 18°28′24″ S, 47°57′36″ E; alt. 1300 m; 5–13 Dec. 2000; Fisher, Griswold et al. leg.; Malaise trap; montane rainforest; coll. code: BLF2372; CASGoogleMaps  1 ♂; Parc National Ranomafana, Belle Vue at Talatakely ; 21°15.99′ S, 47°25.21′ E; alt. 1020 m; 22–28 Nov. 2001; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; secondary tropical forest; MA-02-09C-04; CASGoogleMaps  2 ♂♂; Parc National Ranomafana, Belle Vue at Talatakely ; 21°15.99′ S, 47°25.21′ E; alt. 1020m; 21–28 Jan. 2002; MA-02-09C-13; CASGoogleMaps  1 ♂; Parc National Ranomafana, Belle Vue at Talatakely ; 21°15.99′ S, 47°25.21′ E; alt. 1020 m; 12–19 Feb. 2002; MA-02-09C-16; CASGoogleMaps  1 ♂; Parc National Ranomafana, Belle Vue at Talatakely ; 21°15.99′ S, 47°25.21′ E; alt. 1020 m; 14–23 Apr. 2002; MA-02-09C-25; CASGoogleMaps  1 ♂; Parc National Ranomafana , radio tower, at forest edge; 21°15.05′ S, 47°24.43′ E; alt. 1130 m; 15–27 Apr. 2003; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; mixed tropical forest; MA-02-09B-58; INHSGoogleMaps  . – Mahajanga • 1 ♂; Andobo, forêt Antsingy ; alt. 190 m; “det Antsalova, II-57 P. Griv., alt. 190 m; MNHN ( EN) 16105, identified by Evans”; MNHN  .

Description

Length of male 7.5–7.9 mm (female unknown). Crown with anterior margin parabolically rounded. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 18, 12 and 13 macrosetae, respectively. Style apophysis broadened from base to near apex, then strongly constricted, with posteroventral margin rounded and forming obtuse angle, distal extension with stem relatively long, apex broadened but distinctly less than half as wide as section just basad of constriction.

Remarks

Study of several specimens identified by J. W. Evans as “ Platyjassus viridis  ” indicates that his concept of the species included several species that are similar in external appearance but readily distinguishable by the male genitalia. The species concept adopted here follows that of Linnavuori & Quartau (1975), who first illustrated the male genitalia of P. viridis  , presumably based on study of Evansʼ type material. We were unable to locate the two male paratypes at MNHN. Other specimens identified by Evans in the BMNH collection do not bear paratype labels and either represent other species or their identities cannot be conirmed..

MNHN

France, Paris, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

INHS

USA, Illinois, Champaign, Illinois Natural History Survey

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

INHS

Illinois Natural History Survey

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Platyjassus

Loc

Platyjassus viridis Evans, 1953

Dietrich, Christopher H., Magalhães, Raysa Brito de & Takiya, Daniela M. 2020
2020
Loc

Platyjassus viridis Evans, 1953: 114

Evans J. W. 1953: 114