Panolidia torquersi, Nielson, 2011

Nielson, M. W., 2011, Tribe Teruliini: new genera and new species of Neotropical leafhoppers with a revised key to genera and species, new records and notes on distribution and taxonomy (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Coelidiinae), Zootaxa 2795 (1), pp. 1-45: 27-29

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Panolidia torquersi

sp. nov.

Panolidia torquersi   , sp. nov.

( Plate 2C, Figs. 85–92)

Length. Male 8.00 mm., female unknown.

External morphology. Moderately large, slender species. General color dark brown to black and yellow; forewings with clavus black, yellow stripe on each side; scutellum black, basal angeles yellow; pronotum and crown yellow; eyes translucent ( Plate 2C); face yellow with brown longitudinal stripe on lateral margins. Head narrower than pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded; crown broader than width of eyes, produced anteriorly about ¼ of entire length, disk flat, lateral margins nearly parallel; eyes large, semiglobular; pronotum as long as median length of crown, surface bullated; mesonotum large, nearly twice as long as pronotum; forewings long, broad, 3 anteapical cells present, outer one closed; clypeus long, broad, lateral margins broadly convex, longitudinal carina faint; clypellus about 1/3 as long as clypeus, narrow, apex expanded.

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view triangulate, tuft of setae on caudodorsal margin ( Fig. 85); subgenital plate very long, narrow, setaceous in dista1/3 ( Fig. 86); style very long, about as long as aedeagus, apophysis twisted subapically ( Fig. 88); aedeagus long, narrow, tubular throughout, shaft expanded subapically in dorsal view, gonopore medial, exiting lateral in lateral view; ( Figs. 89, 90) connective broadly y-shaped, membrane very narrow between arms, stem short, bulbous apically ( Fig. 91); dorsal connective long, base broad in dorsal view (92).

Material examined. Holotype male. COLOMBIA: Amazonas , PNN, Amacayacu, Matamata, 3º23’S – 70º6’W, 150 m., 11 Dec 00–11 Dec 00, M. 2565, Red O.Chota ( IAHC). GoogleMaps  

Etymology. The name is descriptive for the twisted stylar apophysis.

Remarks. This species is unique with its unusual twisted style ( Fig. 88) which will separate it from all other known species in the genus.