Japanagallia malaisei, C.A.Viraktamath, 2011

C. A. Viraktamath, 2011, Revision of the Oriental and Australian Agalliini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Megophthalminae) 2844, Zootaxa 2844, pp. 1-118: 87

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Japanagallia malaisei

sp. nov.

Japanagallia malaisei   sp. nov.

Figs 423–427.

Color. Dark brown. Two round spots, narrow median stripe on vertex, upper part of face, frontoclypeus, clypellus, lorum, antennal cavities, most of gena, inner margin of eye and band from latter to ocellus, black. Rest of face pale yellow. Ocelli red. Pronotum and scutellum black except pale yellow posterior and lateral margins of pronotum and two marginal spots distad of median impressed line on scutellum. Forewings brown except pale yellow claval veins and claval sutures. Subgenital plates ochraceous.

Male genitalia. Pygofer broad, caudodorsally terminated into sharp spine. Styles with inner arm caudally drawn out into process. Dorsal apodeme of aedeagus well developed, without process; caudal atrial process well developed, curved and some what pointed apically, shaft with pair of lateral short processes at base, gonopore terminal and surrounded by collar with uneven width.

Measurements. Male 4.30 mm long, 1.40 mm wide across eyes.

Material examined. MYANMAR: HOLOTYPE ♂, N.E. Burma: Kambaiti, 7000ft (2113 m), 30.v.1934, R. Malaise, B.M. 1935-630 ( BMNH).  

Remarks. J. malaisei   resembles J. mussooriensis   sp. nov., but differs in being longer, more slender and darker in color. The male genitalia are very distinctive.