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

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Pulchrijassus roseus

gen. et sp. nov.

Pulchrijassus roseus  gen. et sp. nov.


3M, 14J–L


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

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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 


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.


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


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