Punctijassus circularis,

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: 80

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Punctijassus circularis

gen. et sp. nov.

Punctijassus circularis  gen. et sp. nov.


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The species name refers to the circle formed by the posteroventral margin of the aedeagal shaft and the ventral aedeagal process in lateral view.

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MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Toliara, Forêt de Kirindy, 15.5 km 64° ENE Marofandilia, 15–22 April 2009, 20°04′09″S 044°39′38″E, Calif. Acad. of Sciences coll. B.L.Fisher, malaise trap, tropical dry forest, el 30 m BLF18285View Materials _76”; CAS.GoogleMaps 


Length of male 5.9 mm (female unknown). Crown with marginal rim and anterodorsal part of frontoclyepus black; middle and hind femur with conspicuous black spot on anterior surface of apex. Crown shorter than pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 17–18, 12–13, 14–15 macrosetae, respectively. Style apophysis nearly straight, slightly expanded through most of length, abruptly constricted preapically, apex curved dorsomesad, in ventral view nearly straight, tapered in distal fourth. Connective with anterior margin roundly produced. Aedeagus with shaft large, strongly compressed, broad in lateral view, curved dorsad, with ventral extension longer than basal width, gonopore on posterior surface near apex; basal process long, evenly curved dorsad, extended nearly to gonopore.


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