Balacha rubripennis Cavichioli & Sakakibara, 1988

Quintas, Victor, Takiya, Daniela M., Cavichioli, Rodney R. & Mejdalani, Gabriel, 2020, Two new species of Balacha (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Cicadellinae) from Brazil with comments on their phylogenetic position and biogeography, Zootaxa 4878 (3), pp. 542-558: 552

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4878.3.6

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:29677A47-4DAC-4B5F-A19B-A2C83F56AC05

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4426229

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C86863-0D4B-FF8E-FF42-113C2496C845

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scientific name

Balacha rubripennis Cavichioli & Sakakibara, 1988
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Balacha rubripennis Cavichioli & Sakakibara, 1988  

( Fig. 19 View FIGURES 17–20 )

Notes. We have studied Argentinian specimens that have a color pattern similar to B. lepida   , but their male terminalia indicate that they belong in B. rubripennis   . These specimens have the ground color of the anterior dorsum (head and pronotum) orange to red with dark brown to black markings as follows: anterior margin of crown with two large spots; posterior margin of crown with pair of maculae extending to ocelli; broad macula over coronal suture; anterior margin of pronotum with two large spots, posterior margin with broad transverse macula connected to median stripe, the latter linked laterally to anterior pair of spots; pronotum with smaller macula behind each compound eye and extending to posterior margin. Mesonotum almost entirely dark brown to black, delimiting pair of oblique orange to red areas. Forewing mostly dark orange to red, without spots.

Material examined. Argentina [New record], Buenos Aires Province. One male: “Reserva Natural de Otamendi \ S 34 13 39.0 W 58 53 57.0 \ 12.ii.2014 sweep Dietrich, \ Takiya, Gonçalves & Camisão” ( MLPA) GoogleMaps   ; three males: same data as preceding except “ S 34 13 53.0 W 58 53 42.0 \ 12.ii.2014 YPT Dietrich, Takiya, Gonçalves & Camisão” (two males in MLPA, one male in DZRJ) GoogleMaps   ; one male: same data as preceding except “ S 34 13 39.0 W 58 53 57.0 17.ii.2014 sweep Camisão” ( MNRJ) GoogleMaps   ; one male, same data as preceding except “ 12–14.ii.2014 Malaise Dietrich, \ Takiya, Gonçalves & Camisão” ( DZRJ) GoogleMaps   .

MNRJ

Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Balacha