Malloryalna susanae, Sanborn, 2016

Sanborn, Allen F., 2016, Five new species, a new genus and a new record of cicadas from French Guiana with four new combinations and three new synonymies (Insecta, Hemiptera, Cicadoidea, Cicadidae), Zoosystema 38 (2), pp. 177-199 : 195-198

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Malloryalna susanae

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Malloryalna susanae n. sp.

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TYPE MATERIAL. — Holotype. “ FRENCH GUIANA / Réserve de la Trinité , zone Aya / N 4° 35’ 20”, O 53° 18’ 1”, Commune de / Saint Elie, 07-XI-2013 / Automatic Luminating trap / Soc. Ent. Antilles-Guyane leg.” ♂ MNHN-EH-23000. Paratypes. “ FRENCH GUIANA / Montagne des Chevaux, (forest on / quartzite), N 4°44’31.54” O 52°25’53.02” / altitude 90m, commune de Roura / 19-X-2013 / Automatic Luminating Trap with Gemlight / Soc. Ent. Antilles-Guyane leg.” 1 ♂ (coll. AFSC) GoogleMaps ; “FRENCH GUIA- NA / Montagne des Chevaux , (forest on / quartzite), N 4°44’31.54” O 52°25’53.02”, altitude 90m, commune de Roura / 04-I-2014 / Automatic Luminating Trap with blue light / Soc. Ent. Antilles- Guyane leg.” 1 ♂ (coll. AFSC) GoogleMaps .

ETYMOLOGY. — The species is named in honor of my sister Susan Sills and mother of Mallory so they may always be together.

MEASUREMENTS ( MM). — N = 3 ♂ (range). Length of body: 19.98 (19.3-21.1) ; length of fore wing: 24.78 (24.4-25.4); width of fore wing: 8.4 (8.2-8.7); length of head: 3.43 (3.2-3.7); width of head including eyes: 6.95 (6.75-7.2); width of pronotum including suprahumeral plates: 6.68 (6.45-6.8); width of mesonotum: 6.13 (5.9-6.3).

DIAGNOSIS. — The male genitalia are distinct from all known genera in the Americas and will promptly distinguish male specimens. The combination of generic characteristics outlined above can be used to distinguish the new species from any other currently known species from South America.

DISTRIBUTION. — The species is known only from the type series collected in French Guiana.


General coloration

Ground color castaneous marked with black and ochraceous.


Head wider than mesonotum, castaneous with ochraceous mark along posterior epicranial suture beginning between lateral ocelli and expanding laterally towards posterior head, dorsal surface ochraceous centrally in one paratype. Black supra-antennal plate, anterior margin of vertex, posterior margin of eye lateral to medial angle, black annulus around each ocellus, and black spots in anterior and posterior cranial depressions, spots around ocelli and cranial depressions fuse in one paratype. Ocelli rosaceous, tawny in one paratype, eyes greenish. Dorsal head with long golden pile posterior to eyes. Ventral head ground color, ochraceous in one paratype, except black lorum, black mark posterior to eye. Postclypeus centrally sulcate ventrally, dark castaneous on dorsal surface, except lighter areas on lateral junction with frons, apex and posterior ventral surface, middle third of ventral surface and ventral and posterior margins tawny, with ten transverse grooves. Tawny area expanded on ventral postclypeus in one paratype. Anteclypeus dark castaneous with tawny margin and mark on posterior midline, castaneous area black in one paratype. Long golden pile on lorum and lateral gena. Rostrum with castaneous with tawny proximolateral mentum, labium castaneous proximally becoming darker distally to piceous tip, reaching to between middle and hind coxae. Antennal segments castaneous except black annulus on distal pedicel.


Dorsal thorax ground color, midline ochraceous anterior to paramedian fissure mark expanding laterally posterior to head. Curving black marks on either side of anterior ochraceous midline mark, extending along posterior head in one paratype,fusing with transverse, triangular black mark between medial ends of fissures extending posteriorly to posterior of pronotal collar, triangular mark reduced in one paratype. Pronotal collar with small ochraceous spot on anterior midline, black mark across dorsal collar, ochraceous laterally, lateral part of pronotal collar confluent with sclerites.Mesonotum ground color with black submedian sigillae and lateral sigillae, mark of lateral sigilla extends posteriorly to margin, scutal depression, mark on medial disc between medial sigillae, scutal depressions and anterior arms of cruciform elevation, black mark laterally between anterior and posterior arms of cruciform elevation, and black posterolateral cruciform elevation margin. Wing groove and small spot in middle of anterior arm of cruciform elevation ochraceous. Metanotum ground color, lightened in one paratype. Long golden pile between anterior arms of cruciform elevation, lateral cruciform elevation, along lateral mesonotum and wing groove. Ventral thoracic segments ochraceous medially, castaneous laterally, black spot on lateral epimeron 2. Ventral thorax covered with golden pile.


Fore wings and hind wings hyaline, fore wing with eight apical cells, hind wing with six apical cells.Venation ochraceous, becoming black distally, except black along anterior proximal costal margin, black spot on arculus, along anterior basal cell, anal vein 2 + 3, and black spot on wing base. Basal cell hyaline, pterostigma extending to distal fusion of subcostal vein and radius anterior 1, small spot of infuscation in proximal clavus, infuscation along proximal fifth of radius anterior 2 continuing across radial crossvein proximal radius posterior and radiomedial crossvein, infuscation along distal fifth of radius anterior 2 expanding posteriorly along ambient vein in apical cell 2 and anteriorly to radius anterior 1, basal membrane of fore wing grayish black. Hind wing venation ochraceous becoming black distally. Infuscation along distal anal cell 2. Anal cell 3 and anal cell 2 along anal veins 2 and 3 grayish-black.


Coxae and trochanters ochraceous, darker in fore leg. Legs castaneous with ochraceous distal femora and proximal tibiae. Fore femora with black stripe along spines, primary and secondary spines oblique and parallel, primary spine longest, and small, upright tertiary spine with wider base. Spines dark castaneous with black tips. Pretarsal claws castaneous with black tips.Tibial spurs and comb dark castaneous with piceous tips. Long golden pile on all segments from coxae to tibiae.


Opercula ochraceous, black at base with black marking extending onto middle of opeculum, covered with long golden pile that also radiates from margin. Lateral margin straight, angled medially, smoothly curving to transverse posterior margin, rounded medial margin and concave anteriomedial margin parallel to posterior margin, not covering tympanal cavity. Medial margins not reaching medial abdominal sternite I. Meracanthus pointed, castaneous with ochraceous lateral margin and lighter spot at base, almost as wide as base of operculum reaching to anterior tympanal cavity.


Abdomen ground color, lighter on anterior margins. Sternites ochraceous anteriorly becoming tawny posteriorly, sternite VII large with notched, tranverse posterior margin, sternite VIII castaneous with lighter mark on anterior midline at base with notched, transverse posterior margin. Abdomen covered with golden pile, very dense on medial sternite I, very long pile on sternite VIII.Timbal with ten long ribs and nine intercalary ribs. Genitalia

Male. Male pygofer ground color with ochraceous base and black spot on posterior margin between dorsal beak and pygofer upper lobe. Pygofer basal lobe pointed with black tip, upper pygofer lobe absent, distal shoulder undeveloped. Pygofer covered with long golden pile, more dense on posterior margin. Uncus lobes absent, claspers castaneous with slightly tapering base with rounded medial margin terminating in a small black point bent ventrolaterally. Aedeagus large, hoodlike, castaneous with ochraceous posterior margin and black lateral margin. Conjunctival claws castaneous, curved laterad.

Female. Unknown.


University of Montpellier