Neozygina expanda, 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: 40

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Neozygina expanda

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Neozygina expanda   n. sp.

( Figs. 1V, 4J–K)

Diagnosis. Length of male 2.6 mm, female 3.1 mm. Closely resembling N. argentiniensis   , but differing as follows: pygofer with dorsal appendage extended to apex; aedeagal shaft ( Figs. 4J, K) in lateral view more strongly divergent from dorsal apodeme and with posterior margin evenly curved, processes formed by bifid apex strongly expanded and convergent distally.

Material examined. Holotype male, ARGENTINA: La Rioja, Dept. Famatina, 10 km N Famatina, Hwy. 40, Sierra de Toro Negro , 4,450ft., 28.9591°S, 67.4705°W, 15/ 20 October 1997 (M.E. Irwin, F. D. Parker, S. Roig, Malaise trap, MEI 97-35) [ INHS] GoogleMaps   . Paratype, 1 female, same data [ INHS] GoogleMaps   .

Note. The specific name refers to the expanded aedeagal apex, which distinguishes this species from other South American Neozygina   .


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