Japanagallia nepalensis, 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

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Japanagallia nepalensis

sp. nov.

Japanagallia nepalensis   sp. nov.

Figs 437–443.

Color. Black. Two spots on vertex adjacent to inner margin of dark brown eyes, two oblique lines mesad of ocelli, antennal ledge, antennal segments, dorsal areas of lora and lateral margins of gena, pale brown. Ocelli red. Posterior and lateral margins of pronotum narrowly ochraceous. Scutellum with lateral margin beyond median impressed line whitish. Forewings testaceous with inner claval vein, apical 0.25 of outer claval vein, claval suture, basal half of cubitus and apical half of costal margin of forewings, white.

Male genitalia. Pygofer apparently truncate caudally in lateral view but with mesal spine-like process. Aedeagus in lateral view rather F-shaped, dorsal apodeme robust, longer than aedeagal shaft, ventral process hood-like, aedeagal shaft tubular apically narrowed to pointed apex in lateral view, gonopore apical.

Female genitalia. Seventh sternite longer than broad and posterior margin almost straight.

Measurements. Male and female 3.80–4.00 mm long, 1.30 mm wide across eyes.

Material examined. NEPAL: HOLOTYPE ♂, E. Nepal: Ridge S of Barun River , 10.vi.1954, 10,000ft (3033m), L. Swan ( CAS)   . PARATYPES: 1 ♀ same data as holotype (paler ♀)   ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, same data as holotype except 9000ft (2730m), 11.vi.1943 ( CAS)   .

Remarks. J. nepalensis   is very peculiar and unique within the genus. It can be readily distinguished by the peculiar adeagus and coloration.


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