Neozygina abancayensis, Dietrich & Dmitriev, 2007

Dietrich, C. H. & Dmitriev, D. A., 2007, Revision of the New World leafhopper genus Neozygina Dietrich & Dmitriev (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Typhlocybinae: Erythroneurini), Zootaxa 1475, pp. 27-42: 39

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Neozygina abancayensis

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Neozygina abancayensis   n. sp.

( Figs. 1T, 4A–C)

Diagnosis. Length of male 3.1 mm. Ground color stramineous, infused with brown; anteclypeus, lateral margin of frontoclypeus, mesonotal triangles, mesosternum, and abdominal terga brown; forewing without distinct markings. Male pygofer ( Fig. 4A) with dorsal appendage arising near base, slender, acuminate, elevated and slightly arched above margin, in dorsal view curved slightly laterad, extended to apex of pygofer; ventral appendage arising preapically, well developed, extended dorsomesad. Aedeagus (figs. 4B, C) with preatrium short; shaft slightly compressed, in lateral view sinuate, with pair of subbasal dorsal teeth; paired subbasal processes approximately half length of shaft, divergent from shaft in lateral view, divergent from each other in posterior view at ca. 45° angle; paired distal processes arising near apex, moderately long, slender, extended ventrolaterad; gonopore apical.

Material examined. Holotype male, PERU: Abancay , 8 July 1960 (J. Salazar and H. Fernandez, on sugar cane) [ NCSU]   . Paratype: 1 male, same data [ NCSU]   .

Note. This is the only known South American Neozygina species   that lacks an emarginate aedeagal apex. The specific name refers to the type locality.


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