Kelyflata capensis, Świerczewski & Stroiński, 2019

Świerczewski, Dariusz & Stroiński, Adam, 2019, Kelyflata gen. nov. adds to Selizini flatids in Madagascar (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Flatidae), Zootaxa 4712 (3), pp. 434-444: 439

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Kelyflata capensis

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Kelyflata capensis   sp. nov

( Figs 1–22 View FIGURES 1–6 View FIGURES 7–12 View FIGURES 13–16 View FIGURES 17–22 , 29 View FIGURE 29 )

Etymology. The specific epithet capensis   refers to the locus typicus of the type species—Cape Sainte Marie, which is the southernmost point of Madagascar.

Diagnosis. The species differs from Kelyflata ilakakae   by the following characters of male terminalia: anal tube elongate end ensiform (anal tube club-like in K. ilakakae   ); genital style triangular (genital style ovoid in K. ilakakae   ); periandrium elongate, tapering apicad (periandrium stout, with rounded apex in K. ilakakae   ); dorsal part of periandrium with median lobe short, club-like (dorsal part of periandrium with median lobe long and narrow in K. ilakakae   ); aedeagus with 1short process placed medially (aedeagus with 2 long processes placed in apical part in K. ilakakae   )

Description. Measurements. Total length— 4.75 mm. Vertex: ratio A/B = 21.00. Frons: ratio C/E = 1.10; D/E = 1.25. Pronotum: ratio F/B = 10.00. Mesonotum: ratio G/F = 3.80; G/B+F = 3.45; G/H = 0.90. Tegmina: I/J = 4.25; I/K = 2.30.

MALE TERMINALIA. Anal tube, in dorsal view, elongate end ensiform ( Fig. 18 View FIGURES 17–22 ). Pygofer, in lateral view, with sharp antero-ventral angle; anterior margin deeply concave, dorsal margin convex, postero-dorsal angle widely rounded, posterior margin convex. Genital style triangular ( Fig. 17 View FIGURES 17–22 ). Phallic complex. Periandrium elongate, tapering apicad ( Fig. 19 View FIGURES 17–22 ). Dorsal part of periandrium, in lateral view, distinctly shorter than ventral part, median lobe short, club-like. Ventral part of periandrium, in dorsal view, distinctly tapering apicad ( Fig. 19 View FIGURES 17–22 ). Aedeagus, in lateral view, with 1short process placed medially ( Fig. 20 View FIGURES 17–22 ).

FEMALE TERMINALIA. Female unknown.

COLORATION. Ochreous, mottled, with scattered dark brown markings on tegmen, mesonotum and scutellum; tubercles orange.

Type material. Holotype, ♂: [CASENT 8107179], [ MADAGASCAR: Tulear / Province , Cap Ste Marie / Spe- cial Reserve, el 37 m,/ 74 km S of Tsihombe, 25 Feb–7 March 2003], [25° 35.26’ S, 45° 09.78’ E / California Acad of Sciences / colls: M. Irwin, F. Parker,/ R. Harin’Hala. malaise trap /spiny bush MA- 02-23-39], [HOLOTYPE], [ Kelyflata capensis   sp. nov /det. D. Świerczewski & A. Stroiński]—(dry-mounted, abdomen dissected, terminalia in the vial pinned below the specimen, CAS) GoogleMaps  

Distribution and habitat. Madagascar: Toliara province ( Fig. 29 View FIGURE 29 ). The species occurs in southernmost part of the island, confined to spiny bush formation.


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