Japanagallia neohamata, Li, Hu, Dai, Ren-Huai & Li, Zi-Zhong, 2014

Li, Hu, Dai, Ren-Huai & Li, Zi-Zhong, 2014, Additions to Japanagallia Ishihara (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Megophthalminae) from Guizhou, and Yunnan Provinces, and Guangxi Autonomous Region, Southwest China, Zootaxa 3754 (2), pp. 133-147: 139-140

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Japanagallia neohamata

sp. nov.

Japanagallia neohamata   sp. nov.

( Figs 22 – 30 View FIGURES 22 – 30 ; 56)

Body length (including tegmina). ♂, 3.8 – 4.1 mm.

Holotype description.

Head and thorax (color). Color pattern very similar to that in Japanagallia hamata Zhang & Li   excepting spots on crown fused with each other forming black band, and legs with larger black areas.

Morphology. Similar to J. hamata Zhang & Li   , but more slender.

Male genitalia: Pygofer ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 22 – 30 ), in lateral view, broad basally, caudal margin subrounded, with spine-like processes caudodorsally ( Fig. 26 View FIGURES 22 – 30 ) directed mesally, and several stout and short setae. Valve and subgenital plates ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 22 – 30 ), in lateral view similar to J. hamata Zhang & Li. Style   ( Fig. 27 View FIGURES 22 – 30 ), constricted at middle, expanded, and bearing a lamellate   process subapically on outer margin, apex of inner arm slightly expanded. Connective ( Fig. 28 View FIGURES 22 – 30 ), elongate, broader basally than apically, distal margin rounded. Aedeagus ( Figs 29–30 View FIGURES 22 – 30 ), in lateral view, with dorsal apodeme elongated and angulate; preatrium well developed and tumid, bearing pair of slender processes on caudal margin, long and directed dorsolaterally; shaft with forked process at base, and respectively with pair of spine-like processes below gonopore on dorsal and ventral margins, dorsal margin sinuate; apical half of shaft elongate, tapered apically beyond gonopore and curved; gonopore subapical.

Female genitalia. Unknown.

Material examined. Holotype: ♂, CHINA: Guangxi Autonomous Region, Baise City, Tianlin County, Langping Village, 24. IV. 2012, collected by Yang Weicheng; Paratypes: 4 ♂♂, same data as holotype, except collected by Zheng Weibin; 1 ♂, CHINA: Guizhou Province, Xinyi City, Zhengtun, 0 9. V. 2011, collected by Long Jiankun.

Distribution. China (Guizhou Province, and Guangxi Autonomous Region).

Remarks. This species is very similar to J. hamata Zhang & Li   in color and form, and was misidentified as that species by Viraktamath, et al. (2012), but it can be distinguished from the latter by the slender body; the pygofer lobe bearing a pair of spinelike caudodorsal processes directed mesad; the aedeagal shaft possessing additional processes; and the well developed preatrium of the aedeagus bearing a pair of slender processes.

Etymology. The new species name, “ neo ” and “ hamata   ”, refers to the similarity to J. hamata Zhang & Li.