Beltrana reticulata, Gonçalves & Domahovski & Mejdalani & Takiya, 2021

Gonçalves, Clayton C., Domahovski, Alexandre C., Mejdalani, Gabriel & Takiya, Daniela M., 2021, Three new genera from South America and some taxonomic changes in Gyponini (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), European Journal of Taxonomy 750, pp. 70-93 : 73-75

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Beltrana reticulata

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Beltrana reticulata View in CoL gen. et sp. nov.

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Pygofer ( Fig. 1F View Fig ) with apex distinctly truncated, ventral margin expanded posteroventrally, forming subquadrate lobe; in dorsal view ( Fig. 1G View Fig ), with small preapical inner lobe. Subgenital plate ( Fig. 1F, H View Fig ) with small sclerotized dorsal tooth near apex. Style ( Fig. 1I–J View Fig ) with knob-shaped apex bearing numerous denticles. Aedeagus ( Fig. 1K–L View Fig ) with pair of short and acute apical processes.


The specific epithet alludes to the reticulated venation of forewing ( Fig. 1D View Fig ).

Material examined

Holotype FRENCH GUIANA • ♂; French Guiana , Kaw Mountain Reserve, 0.5 km Rt. Rd. de Kaw, the hole; 1 Feb. 2008; H. Romack leg.; DNA voucher Entomologia, DZRJ ENT 2812 ; USNM.

Paratype FRENCH GUIANA • 1 ♂; same collection data as for holotype; DZRJ-AUCH #249; DZRJ .


MEASUREMENTS. Total length: male 12.3–12.5 mm (n =2).

COLORATION. Yellow ( Fig. 6A–B View Fig ). Crown ( Fig. 1A View Fig ) mostly orange, anterior and posterior margins yellow; ocelli yellow. Pronotum ( Fig. 1A View Fig ) with anterior three-fourths yellow and posterior fourth dark yellow. Forewing ( Fig. 1D View Fig ) yellow, translucent, with dark yellow venation. Legs ( Fig. 6B View Fig ) yellow.

HEAD AND THORAX. External morphological characters as in generic description.

MALE TERMINALIA. Sternite VIII ( Fig. 1E View Fig ) subrectangular, about 1.5 times as wide as long; lateral margins slightly rounded; posterior margin rectilinear. Pygofer in lateral view ( Fig. 1F View Fig ) trapezoidal, length approximately twice maximum height; apex distinctly truncated; macrosetae distributed only near apex, presence of few short and robust setae near apex; ventral margin expanded posteroventrally, forming subquadrate lobe; in dorsal view ( Fig. 1G View Fig ), with small preapical inner lobe. Subgenital plate in lateral view ( Fig. 1F View Fig ) not produced posteriorly as far as pygofer apex; in ventral view ( Fig. 1H View Fig ), subtriangular, basal half of external margin expanded laterally, bearing short setae on apical half; apical half narrowing progressively towards apex; internal margin sinuous; dorsal surface with small, sclerotized tooth near apex; apex rounded. Connective ( Fig. 1I View Fig ) approximately three-fifths of length of style; arms broad. Style ( Fig. 1I View Fig ), in dorsal view, with apodeme very short, spatulate, and strongly flattened laterally; apophysis elongated, flattened laterally; dorsal margin expanded laterally, forming preapical lamella; in lateral view ( Fig. 1J View Fig ), outer lobe indistinct; apex sclerotized, knob-shaped, with numerous small lateral and ventral denticles. Aedeagus ( Fig. 1K–L View Fig ) with preatrium reduced; dorsal apodeme developed dorsally, not expanded laterally; shaft tubular and very elongated, curved anteriorly; apex with pair of short and acute processes directed dorsally.

FEMALE TERMINALIA. Female unknown.


USA, Washington D.C., National Museum of Natural History, [formerly, United States National Museum]


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