Platyjassula isofurca, Dietrich & Magalhães & Takiya, 2020

Dietrich, Christopher H., Magalhães, Raysa Brito de & Takiya, Daniela M., 2020, Revision of the endemic Malagasy leafhopper tribe Platyjassini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Iassinae), European Journal of Taxonomy 695, pp. 1-89: 40

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Platyjassula isofurca

gen. et sp. nov.

Platyjassula isofurca   gen. et sp. nov.

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The species name refers to the similar-sized branches of the style apex.

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MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Tulear Province , Andohahela Nat’l Park , Tsimelahy, Parcelle II, 24°56.21′ S, 46°37.60′ E; 28 Jan. – 12 Feb. 2004; California Acad of Sciences colls: M. Irwin, F. Parker, R. Harin’Hala, el 180 m, malaise trap in transitional forest, MA-02-20-53”; CAS. GoogleMaps  


MADAGASCAR – Toliara • 1 ♂; Mikea Forest , NW of Manombo; 22°54.80′ S, 43°28.93′ E; alt. 37 m; 16–17 Jan. 2002; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; spiny forest; MA-02-18B-10; CAS GoogleMaps   1 ♂ (abdomen missing); Beza Mahafaly Reserve , Parcelle I near research station; 23°41.19′ S, 44°35.46′ E; alt. 165 m; 4–11 Dec. 2001; M.E. Irwin, F.D. Parker and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; dry deciduous forest; MA-02-14A-05; CAS GoogleMaps   1 ♂; Berenty Reserve, W of Fort Dauphin, spiny forest; 25°01′12.5″ S, 46°18′25.8″ E; 9–24 Nov. 2008; J.R. Cryan and G. Svenson leg.; DNA voucher: Entomologia DZRJ, ENT2298; DZRJ GoogleMaps   .


Length of male 7.5 mm (female unknown). Crown, pronotum and scutellum uniformly pale stramineous, forewing somewhat darker. Face with antennal ledges orange, upper margin brown, front tibia orange anteriorly, dark brown posteriorly. Crown distinctly shorter than pronotum, anterior margin parabolically rounded. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 18, 14 and 13 macrosetae, respectively. Male pygofer ventral margin with stout, falcate appendage arising near midlength but not extended to apex of lobe. Subgenital plate with submedial row of 3–4 macrosetae. Style with branches of apophysis approximately equal in size, diverging at> 90° angle, lateral branch extended dorsolaterad. Aedeagus with atrium shield-like in posterior view, U-shaped in lateral view with shaft approximately as long as atrium, portion distad of gonopore strongly compressed, rounded in lateral view.


California Academy of Sciences