Colophorina bororo,

Burckhardt, Daniel & Queiroz, Dalva L., 2020, Neotropical jumping plant-lice (Hemiptera, Psylloidea) associated with plants of the tribe Detarieae (Leguminosae, Detarioideae), Zootaxa 4733 (1), pp. 1-73: 11-12

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Colophorina bororo

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Colophorina bororo  sp. nov.

( Figs 3View FIGURES 1–10, 39, 43, 47View FIGURES 39–50, 51, 55, 59View FIGURES 51–60, 61, 62View FIGURES 61–70)


Material examined. Holotype ♂, Brazil: MT, Sorriso, Fazenda Mazzardo II, -12.4055 -55.8238, 390 m, 26.i.2015, Copaifera oblongifolia (D.L. Queiroz)  #678(4) ( UFPR, dry mounted).GoogleMaps 

Paratypes. Brazil: MT: 9 ♂, 7 ♀, same data as holotype ( NHMB, UFPR, dry mounted, 70% ethanol); 2 ♂, 2 ♀, 1 immature, same but Sorriso , -12.4009 -55.8233, 380 m, 15.viii.2013 (L.A. Pezzini)GoogleMaps  # 180 ( NHMB, slide mounted); 1 ♀, same but Sorriso, Fazenda Mazzardo I, -12.4656 -55.8061, 380 m, 15.viii.2013 ( T. Mazzardo) ( NHMB, dry mounted)GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀, same but Fazenda Mazzardo II, -12.4053 -55.8238, 390 m, 26.vii.2014GoogleMaps  , Copaifera  , edge of native forest; 1 ♂, same but -12.4011 -55.8234.

Description. Adult. Colouration. Dark brown to black. Base of genal processes slightly lighter. Eyes reddish, ocelli yellowish. Antennal segments 1 and 10 dark brown to black, 2 brown, 3–9 dirty whitish with brown apex. Head and thorax laterally lighter. Metatibia and metatarsus dirty whitish. Forewing ( Fig. 39View FIGURES 39–50) coriaceous, almost opaque; dark brown or black with whitish spots slightly denser basally; basal part not conspicuously different from remainder of wing. Hindwing greyish, with brown veins; semitransparent. Abdominal sclerites dark brown to black, intersegmental membranes yellowish to reddish. Younger specimens lighter with less expanded dark elements.

Structure. Head inclined in a 45° angle from longitudinal body axis. Vertex trapezoidal, 0.7–0.8 times as long as wide. Genal processes ( Fig. 43View FIGURES 39–50) 0.8 times as long as vertex along midline, narrow, anteriorly deeply incised, forming two subequal tubercles. Antenna 1.7–1.8 times as long as head width; relative length of segment 10 and terminal setae as 1.0:0.8:0.5. Rostrum short, only tip visible in profile, 0.4–0.5 times as long as head width. Pro- and mesotibiae thickened and flattened; protibia 1.2 times as long as profemur ( Fig. 47View FIGURES 39–50); metatibia 1.1–1.2 times as long as head width, with 5 relatively evenly spaced sclerotised apical spurs. Forewing ( Fig. 39View FIGURES 39–50) oval, 3.1–3.7 times as long as head width, 1.6–1.7 times as long as wide; pterostigma relatively short, ending at the level of Rs midlength; cell cu 1 1.1–1.3 times higher than wide; surface spinules forming cellular pattern covering the entire wing. Hindwing with costal setae more or less evenly spaced, not arranged in groups; short vein M+Cu developed. Male and female terminalia as in Figs 51, 55View FIGURES 51–60, 61 and 62View FIGURES 61–70. Male proctiger 0.5 times as long as head width. Paramere broadest in basal quarter, relatively evenly narrowing to apex. Female proctiger 1.0 times as long as head width; circumanal ring 0.4–0.5 times as long as proctiger; female subgenital plate 0.5–0.6 times as long as proctiger.

Measurements (in mm) (2 ♂, 2 ♀). Head width ♂ 0.50–0.52, ♀ 0.52–0.54; antenna length ♂ 0.88–0.90, ♀ 0.86–0.92; forewing length ♂ 1.60–1.62, ♀ 1.90; male proctiger length 0.26–0.28; paramere length 0.22–0.24; length of distal segment of aedeagus 0.26; female proctiger length 0.52.

Fifth instar immature. Colouration. Pale, sclerites light brown. Antennal apex brown, tip of rostrum black.

Structure. Body 1.5 times as long as wide. Antenna 1.1 times as long as forewing pad. Lateral margin of forewing pad relatively straight, giving the wing pad a parallel-sided look. Hindwing pad with one marginal sectasetae each. Caudal plate 1.8 times as wide as long; with 4+4 marginal sectasetae, lacking a pair of submedian dorsal sectasetae ( Fig. 59View FIGURES 51–60).

Measurements (in mm) (1 immature). Body length 1.46, antenna length 0.54; forewing pad length 0.50; caudal plate width 0.62.

Etymology. Noun in apposition. This species is dedicated to the Bororo, indigenous Brazilian people living in Mato Grosso.

Distribution. Brazil (MT).

Host plant, biology and habitat. Copaifera oblongifolia Mart.  —Immatures induce galls on the leaves.—Transitional cerrado–Amazonian forest.

Comments. Colophorina bororo  differs from Colophorina  species from the Old World in the strongly inflated pro- and mesotibiae and the broadly rounded forewing. From the New World species, it differs as indicated in the key, i.e. in details of the forewing pattern and the shape of the genal processes. The terminalia of the four species are quite similar; the paramere in C. bororo  is relatively evenly narrowing to apex rather than irregularly as in the other species.


Mus. Tinro, Vladyvostok


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Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics