Japanagallia peculiaris, C.A.Viraktamath, 2011

C. A. Viraktamath, 2011, Revision of the Oriental and Australian Agalliini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Megophthalminae) 2844, Zootaxa 2844, pp. 1-118: 89-91

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Japanagallia peculiaris

sp. nov.

Japanagallia peculiaris   sp. nov.

Figs 444–450.

Male (color). Dark brown. Median spot and spot on either side of it closer to each other than to eyes, black. Inverted Y on upper part of face, inner margins of eyes, spot on outer margin of each ocellus, antennal pits, marginal band to clypeus, clypellus, median band and apex of clypellus, black. Lateral margins of gena ochraceous. Anterior margin of pronotum, slender median disconnected longitudinal line, two irregular spots on posterior half, black; lateral margins ochraceous. Scutellum black except two median dark brown spots. Forewings with some of claval cells blackish brown, veins of corium dark brown, clavus whitish.

Morphology. Claval veins of forewings connected by two cross veins, and four cross veins between outer claval vein and claval suture.

Male genitalia. Pygofer caudally produced, dorsal margin longer than height, with ventrally directed caudal tooth. Subgenital plates triangular, devoid of macroseate. Aedeagus asymmetrical, with stout, long, distally bifid ventral process; shaft tubular, curved anteriorly, with short spatulate process on left hand side of shaft, apex truncated; dorsal apodeme stout as long as shaft, with dorsoapical short, lamellate process. Anal collar poorly developed, each half with series of perforations.

Female (color). Reddish-brown, without black spots except at bases of antennae and in a few specimens very small spot on either side and apex of clypellus.

Morphology. Cross veins between claval veins and more numerous m-cu cross veins giving reticulate appearance to inner anteapical cell.

Female genitalia. Seventh sternite medially concavely excavated and with median tooth-like process.

Measurements. Male 4.00 mm long and 1.40 mm wide across eyes. Female 4.72 (4.50–4.90) mm long and 1.57 (1.50–1.60) mm wide across eyes.

Material examined. NEPAL: HOLOTYPE   ♂, 27 o 58’ N, 85 o 00’E, 3367m, 14.v.1967, Canadian Nepal Expedition ( CNC) GoogleMaps   . PARATYPES: 5 ♀, NEPAL: nr Kathmandu, Bhurmche, 2579–2882 m, 23.v.1967 (1 ♀), 30.v.1967 (2 ♀), 16.vi.1967 (2 ♀)   ; 1 ♀, Kathmandu : Palchauki, 2667 m, 6.v.1967   ; 1 ♀, 27 o 58’N, 55 o 00’E, Malaise trap no.1, 3367 m, 28.v.1967, all Canadian Nepal Expedition ( CNC) GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. J. peculiaris   is distinctive in having a slightly asymmetrical aedegus and peculiar pygofer. It appears to resemble J. javana   and J. curvata   but can be readily distinguished from them by the structure of the pygofer and aedeagus.


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