Pulchrijassus rubrilineatus,

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: 73

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Pulchrijassus rubrilineatus

gen. et sp. nov.

Pulchrijassus rubrilineatus  gen. et sp. nov.


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The species name refers to the red longitudinal stripes on the dorsum.

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MADAGASCAR • ♀; “ MADAGASCAR: Province Fianarantsoa, Parc National Ranomafana, Belle Vue at Talatakely , elev 1020 m, 14–23 April 2002, 21°15.99′ S, 47°25.21′ E, coll: M. Irwin, R. Harin’Hala, California Acad of Sciences, malaise, secondary tropical forest, MA-02-09C-25”; CAS.GoogleMaps 


Length of female 8.0 mm (male unknown). Dorsum pale yellow with reddish to ochraceous markings; pair of wide lateral reddish orange stripes extended from crown apex across pronotum, narrower median wedge-shaped stripe extended from crown apex to scutellum, pronotum with two pairs of indistinct longitudinal lateral brown stripes superimposed on red lateral stripes, forewing ochraceous, with costal margin in basal half yellow; venter uniformly pale yellow. Crown parabolically produced, slightly longer than pronotum. Forewing without supernumerary crossveins. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 23, 13, and 18 macrosetae, respectively. Female abdominal sternite VII with short acute projection posteromedially. Second valvulae slender, tapered through most of length, dorsal margin serrate distally, with teeth rounded and alternating between sides.


California Academy of Sciences