Kafulopa bicolor, Smith, Lydia R. J. & Webb, Michael D., 2016

Smith, Lydia R. J. & Webb, Michael D., 2016, Review of the Ulopella leafhopper genus group (Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae, Ulopinae) with description of a new genus and species collected from pitfall traps in Zambia, Zootaxa 4189 (3), pp. 571-580: 574-575

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Kafulopa bicolor

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Kafulopa bicolor   sp. n.

Type material. Holotype: ♂, ZAMBIA: 1260m Kacheleko, Kafue National Park . S15°00'04”; E26°26'07”, 21– 26.xi.2013. Dung pitfall. Leg. Smith, Takano & Oram, BMNH (E) 1705828 (BMNH GoogleMaps   ). Paratypes: 1♂, BMNH (E) 1705830 GoogleMaps   , 1♀, BMNH (E) 1705829, same data as holotype (BMNH) GoogleMaps   .

Diagnosis. The new species can be distinguished by the following features: head and pronotum distinctly darker than forewings; style with subapical projection elongate, straight and truncate apically, apical projection stout and curved to acute apex; aedeagal shaft apically bifurcate, gonopore short and near apex.

Description. Total length: Holotype ♂, 4.4mm; paratype ♂, 4.8mm; paratype ♀, 4.6mm.

Head tan coloured. Pronotum dark brown, sometimes paler laterally. Scutellum light brown anteriorly up to transverse suture, apical part yellowish, forewings yellowish. Abdomen dark brown, almost black, dorsally. Ventral surface including legs, yellowish brown.

Pronotum about 4x length of crown; forewings elongate, about 8x as long as broad.

Male genitalia with style subapical projection elongate, straight and truncate apically, apical projection stout and curved to acute apex ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 j). Aedeagus with shaft apex bifurcate, gonopore short, near apex ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 l).

Female pregenital sternite with posterior margin concave medially ( Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 d). First valvulae with dorsal strigate sculpture, not extending to dorsal margin ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 n). Second valvulae bladelike, teeth fine, unaligned, extending over distal half of dorsal margin; with dorsal sclerotized and hyaline areas present ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 m).

Biology. Found in a human dung baited pitfall trap from Kacheleko in Kafue National Park, Zambia. Food plant and early stages unknown.

Etymology. The specific epithet refers to the different colour of the head and pronotum to the forewings.