Pulchrijassus roseus,

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: 72-73

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/E0D54762-A550-4603-A965-2EE2EA23410A

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:E0D54762-A550-4603-A965-2EE2EA23410A

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Pulchrijassus roseus
status

gen. et sp. nov.

Pulchrijassus roseus  gen. et sp. nov.

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3M, 14J–L

Etymology

The species name refers to the red overall coloration of this species.

Material examined

Holotype

MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Province Fianarantsoa, Parc National Ranomafana, Belle Vue at Talatakely , elev 1020 m, 16 Oct – 8 Nov 2001, 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-01, SMK DNA voucher MIAS3”; CAS.GoogleMaps 

Description

Length of male 11 mm (female unknown). Dorsum mostly bright red, pronotum with pair of large subquadrate submedial maculae anteriorly, diffuse black transverse band extended across base of forewing and mesonotum, clavus with irregular brown macula along commissural margin; venter stramineous, tinged with red. Crown parabolically produced, as long as pronotum. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 27, 13, and 17 macrosetae, respectively. Style apophysis slender, of nearly same width throughout length, apex curved dorsad, slightly tapered and blunt-tipped. Connective with anterior margin concave. Aedeagus short, broad, strongly but unevenly curved dorsad, base of shaft trough-like, gonopore large, on posterior surface of apex.

Remarks

This species corresponds to the OTU referred to as “ Platyjassus  sp. n. 2” in the phylogeny of Krishnankutty et al. (2016).

CAS

California Academy of Sciences