Japanagallia curvipenis, Dai, Wu & Zhang, Yalin, 2012

Dai, Wu & Zhang, Yalin, 2012, Taxonomic revision of the leafhopper tribe Agalliini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Megophthalminae) from China, with description of new taxa, Zootaxa 3430, pp. 1-49: 13

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Japanagallia curvipenis

sp. nov.

Japanagallia curvipenis   sp. nov.

Figs 3 View FIGURE 3 B, F, J; 12 A–H.

Dark chocolate brown, with fulvous markings on head and thorax ( Figs 3 View FIGURE 3 A, 11 A). Forewing dark chocolate brown, claval veins, claval suture and adjacent outer area on corium fulvous, apical half of forewing paler. Coxae, bases and apices of femora, tibiae and entire tarsi, pale brownish yellow.

Male genitalia: Pygofer with dorsal margin almost straight, caudal margin truncate with caudo-dorsal angle produced into triangular lobe; caudo-ventral margin rounded, with a few short but stout setae in caudal region. Connective with caudal margin bilobed and not pigmented. Aedeagus stout, in lateral view, with well-developed stocky dorsal apodeme, shaft tubular strongly curved dorsally at base, without processes; gonopore apical; preatrium well developed with platelike distally broadly bilobed process.

Measurements. 4.25mm long, 1.45 mm wide across eyes.

Material examined. Holotype 3, Xizang, Milin, Laiguoqiao, 6.vii. 1995, Northwestern Agricultural University HO068753 View Materials ( NWAU).

Distribution. China (Xizang).

Etymology. The species name alludes the curved aedeagus.

Remarks. J. curvipenis   sp. nov. resembles J. lamellata Zhang   externally and also has rather similar male pygofer. However, it differs in the structure of the aedeagal shaft which is slender, cylindrical and strongly recurved at base; in J. lamellata   the shaft has lateral lamellate processes and is slightly curved anteriorly in the distal region.


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