Neozygina potosiensis, 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: 36

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Neozygina potosiensis

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Neozygina potosiensis   n. sp.

( Figs. 1N, 3O–Q)

Diagnosis. Length of male 2.8 mm. Coloration as described for N. mandibulata   . Male pygofer ( Fig. 3O) with dorsal appendage large, resembling that of N. hondurensis   , but not extended to pygofer apex; ventral appendage arising at apex, relatively short, slender, extended posteromesad; lobe between appendages concave, weakly sclerotized. Aedeagus (Figs. P, Q) without preatrium; shaft short, tapered in lateral view; apex distad of gonopore compressed and attenuate; subbasal processes closely paralleling shaft in lateral view, weakly divergent in posterior view, extended 2/3 distance to shaft apex; apex compressed, bluntly rounded; gonopore preapical on posterior surface.

Material examined. Holotype male, MEXICO: San Luis Potosi, Valles , 24 September 1941 (DeLong, Good, Caldwell, Plummer) [ INHS].  

Note. This species is similar to N. hondurensis   , but differs in having the aedeagal shaft compressed distally and the subbasal processes much shorter than the shaft. The specific name refers to the Mexican state where the holotype was collected.


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