Tainarys atra, Burckhardt, Daniel & Queiroz, Dalva L., 2017

Burckhardt, Daniel & Queiroz, Dalva L., 2017, The jumping plant-lice of the Neotropical genus Tainarys (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) associated with Anacardiaceae, Zootaxa 4232 (4), pp. 535-567: 545-547

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4232.4.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1218CDD3-7F4B-411F-BE24-55464EC26656

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/7C5B8799-FF9E-5A33-6D9A-80E5FAE70998

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Tainarys atra
status

sp. nov.

Tainarys atra  sp. nov.

( Figs 12View FIGURES 8 – 21, 26View FIGURES 22 – 35, 40View FIGURES 36 – 49, 54View FIGURES 50 – 63, 68View FIGURES 64 – 80, 83View FIGURES 81 – 88, 93View FIGURES 89 – 99, 106View FIGURES 100 – 114, 119View FIGURES 115 – 127, 132View FIGURES 128 – 139, 143View FIGURES 140 – 151)

Material examined. Holotype ♂, Brazil: Santa Catarina, Urubici, Morro da Igreja , farm, S28°06.8’ W49°303’, 1640 m, 21.i.2016, edge of Araucaria  forest, Schinus engleri (D. Burckhardt & D. L. Queiroz)  , #180(4) ( MZSP, dry mounted). 

Paratypes. Brazil: Santa Catarina, 2 ♂, 3 ♀, same data as holotype but ( MZSP, NHMB, dry and slide mounted)  ; 1 ♂, same but Ibama station , S28°05.7’ W49°30.4’, 1610 m, 21.i.2016, #181(2) ( NHMB, dry mounted).GoogleMaps 

Description. Adult. Colouration. Body dark brown to almost black. Vertex very dark purplish. Eyes and ocelli grey. Antennal segments 1, 8‒10 black, 2 yellow, 3‒7 yellow to light brown with apices of segments 4 and 6 dark brown. Pronotum dark purplish along fore margin. Thorax with some light dots laterally. Forewing dark brown, with narrow stripe along C+Sc and around apex of clavus light ( Fig. 12View FIGURES 8 – 21). Hindwing semi-transparent, whitish. Legs with ochreous tibiae and tarsi. Abdomen with light narrow longitudinal median band ventrally; intersegmental membranes light. Younger specimens lighter with more expanded light pattern and brown forewings.

Structure. Vertex ( Figs 40View FIGURES 36 – 49, 54View FIGURES 50 – 63) 1.5 times as wide as long, surface finely punctured; genae evenly rounded; frons small, rectangular. Antenna ( Fig. 68View FIGURES 64 – 80) with one subapical rhinarium on each of segments 4, 6, 8 and 9; segment 9 slightly thicker than other flagellar segments; relative length of antennal flagellar segments = 1.0/ 0.5/ 0.4/ 0.4/ 0.5/ 0.5/ 0.4/ 0.4; segment 3 longer than segments 4 and 5 together; terminal setae about 1.1 and 0.4 times as long as segment 10. Clypeus subglobular. Pronotum transverse, very weakly curved, short, about 5 times as wide as long. Meso- and metascutellum transverse, weakly raised. Metacoxa ( Fig. 83View FIGURES 81 – 88) with meracanthus forming relatively flat tubercle bearing long, subcylindrical weakly curved membranous process on the trochanteral cavity. Metatibia with an open crown of 6 apical sclerotised spurs. Forewing ( Fig. 12View FIGURES 8 – 21) rhomboidal, apex narrowly, asymmetrically rounded; vein C+Sc weakly concave, slender; vein Rs almost straight, though weakly curved backwards; vein M1+2 curved backwards; membrane almost opaque; surface spinules mostly wanting, present as one or two lines along the veins ( Fig. 26View FIGURES 22 – 35); radular spinules forming broad, ill-defined bands along wing margin in cell m1, m2, and cu1. Terminalia as in Figs 93View FIGURES 89 – 99, 106View FIGURES 100 – 114, 119View FIGURES 115 – 127, 132View FIGURES 128 – 139, 143View FIGURES 140 – 151. Male subgenital plate, in profile, subrectangular with slightly concave dorsal margin. Paramere straight, lamellar; inner face bearing a group of strongly sclerotised peg setae in apical half. Distal portion of aedeagus weakly inflated apically. Female proctiger cuneate, subacute apically. Subgenital plate sparsely pilose, subacute apically.

Measurements (in mm) and ratios (1 ♂, 1 ♀). Head width (HW) 0.84–0.94 (0.89±0.07), antenna length (AL) 0.80–0.92 (0.86±0.08), forewing length (WL) 1.98–2.36 (2.17±0.27), metatibia length (TL) 0.46–0.58 (0.52±0.08), male proctiger length (MP) 0.42, paramere length 0.30, length of distal segment of aedeagus 0.28, female proctiger length (FP) 0.98.—AL/HW 0.95–0.98 (0.97±0.02), WL/HW 2.36–2.51 (2.43±0.11), WL/forewing width 1.90– 1.93 (1.92±0.02), metafemur length/TL 0.66–0.78 (0.72±0.09), TL/HW 0.55–0.62 (0.58±0.05), MP/HW 0.50, FP/ HW 1.04, FP/circumanal ring length 4.45, FP/subgenital plate length 1.40.

Fifth instar immature unknown.

Etymology. From Latin ater = black, dark, referring to the dark body colour. Distribution. Brazil (Santa Catarina).

Host plant. Adults were collected on Schinus engleri F.A. Barkley  ( Anacardiaceae  ) which is a likely host.

MZSP

Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo

NHMB

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aphalaridae

Genus

Tainarys