Taharana caverna, Nielson, 2015

Nielson, M. W., 2015, A revision of the tribe Coelidiini of the Oriental, Palearctic and Australian biogeographical regions (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Coelidiinae), Insecta Mundi 2015 (410), pp. 1-202 : 58-59

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Taharana caverna

sp. nov.

Taharana caverna View in CoL , sp. nov.

( Plate 5C View PLATE 5 , Fig. 274-281 View Figures 274-281 )

Description. Length. Male 7.40-7.60 mm., female 8.50-8.60 mm.

External morphology. Moderately large, slender species. General color dark brown to black; forewings with small, dark yellow stripes on veins, cells with numerous, dark yellow, irregular shaped markings; mesonotum black with several dark yellow spots; pronotum black with dark yellow bullae; crown black with dark yellow, contiguous line of spots on each side of middle; eyes light brown; face light to dark brown; clypeus dark brown; clypellus light brown with dark brown markings medially; head narrower than pronotum, anterior margin obtusely rounded; crown short, narrower than width of eyes, produced anteriorly about ¼ of entire length, convergent basally; eyes large, elongate ovoid; pronotum large, slightly longer medially than crown, dorsal surface bullated; mesonotum large, about half longer medially than pronotum; clypeus long, narrow, lateral margins broadly convex; clypellus long, narrow, apex flared laterally.

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view with dorsal margin excavated, long sharply pointed caudodorsal process, caudoventral process long, twisted medially, glabrous ( Fig. 274 View Figures 274-281 ), in dorsal view processes long, narrow throughout ( Fig. 275 View Figures 274-281 ); aedeagus long, inflated in basal 2/ 5 in dorsal view, tubular in distal 3/5, broadly curved in lateral view, small teeth on dorsal margin within distal fifth, gonopore near middle ( Fig. 276, 277 View Figures 274-281 ); style small, short narrow apophysis ( Fig. 278, 279 View Figures 274-281 ); dorsal connective moderately long, extremely narrow ( Fig. 276, 277 View Figures 274-281 ); connective large, anterior arms short, extended laterally, outer margins extended anterior to anterior margin of membrane, medial ridge absent; stem small, digitate ( Fig. 280 View Figures 274-281 ); subgenital plate long, somewhat narrow, glabrous ( Fig. 281 View Figures 274-281 ).

Female. Segment VII large, twice as long as penultimate segment, posterior margin sinuate.

Material examined. Holotype male. MALAYSIA: Perak Cameron Highlands, Batu [=Mile], 19.viii. envir., 04 o 22.2’N., 101 o 20.0’E., 590 m., sweeping/beating along stream, P. Banar, P. Pacholatko & M. Tryzna, leg. 22.iv.2009. / Collection Moravské Museum, Brno ( MMBC) GoogleMaps . Paratypes. 2 males, 4 females, same data as holotype ( MMBC, MLBM).

Etymology. The name of the species is descriptive for the excavated caudodorsal margin of the pygofer.

Remarks. This species is easily distinguished by the excavated caudodorsal margin of the pygofer.


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