Osbornellus pseudopuniceus, Domínguez & Godoy, 2010

Domínguez, Edwin & Godoy, Carolina, 2010, Taxonomic review of the genus Osbornellus Ball (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) in Central America 2702, Zootaxa 2702, pp. 1-106 : 16-19

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Osbornellus pseudopuniceus

sp. nov.

Osbornellus pseudopuniceus View in CoL . Domínguez & Godoy, sp. nov.

( Figs. 17a–17e)

Description. Length: 5.4–6.3 mm. Member of the O. auronitens group ( Fig. 1a). Vertex strongly and angulately produced; median length slightly less than distance between eyes at posterior margin. Anterior margin with light band between ocelli, dark band anteriorly and posteriorly. White area behind marginal lines bordered posteriorly by brown line across median half of vertex; orange band across middle third of vertex, white bands along posterior margin separated by irregular brown line. Irregular brown lines on each side of anterior half of coronal suture. Pronotum orangish-yellow; anterior margin pale yellow, with orange spot in middle. Scutellum same color with large dark spot in basal angles, white spots at apex of basal angle and half way along lateral margins. Anterior wing transparent, yellowish, apices marked with dark brown; usually with brown spots along costa and commissural line; outer anteapical cell shorter than usual.

Male genitalia: Pygofer sligthtly less than twice as long as greatest width, moderately projected posteriorly, tapered and rounded at apex; with long macrosetae dispersed along apical half of pygofer ( Fig. 17a). Valve oval, wide, triangular in the middle. Plates long, apical portion quite wide, apex rounded and with plumose setae ( Fig. 17b). Style with apophysis short, slightly curved, truncate and narrow on ventral side ( Fig. 17c). Aedeagus in ventral view with base narrow and slightly triangular; shaft slightly shorter than ventral processes ( Fig. 17d). Ventral processes parallel-sided and apressed for most of their length, apices narrow and slightly divergent. Shaft in lateral view curved dorsad, with blunt apex; dorsal projection short, very slender and curved caudad, rounded at tip. Gonopore apical. Ventral processes straight, apices pointed and curved ventrad ( Fig. 17e).

Diagnosis. Very similar to O. anonae in appearance, but in lateral view O. seudopuniceus has the aedeagus and ventral processes almost straight and elongate; in O. anonae they are curved.

Distribution. Known only from Costa Rica; 1–1950 m.

Etymology. This species is named for the bright red of the head.

Type material: Holotype, male, COSTA RICA: Cartago, Zona Protectora Río Navarro y Río Sombrero , La Cangreja , 1950 m, X-1991, P. Hanson & C. Godoy ( CAS) . Paratype: COSTA RICA: Alajuela: 1 male, San Ramón, Reserva Biológica Alberto Brenes, Estación San Lorencito , 900 m, I-1997, P. Hanson, Godoy, Malaise trap ( MZCR) . Cartago: 3 male, 3 female, Reserva Forestal Río Macho , Cerro de la Muerte, Villa Mills, 3000 m, P. Hanson, Malaise trap ( MZCR) ; 1 male, Zona Protectora Río Navarro y Río Sombrero , La Cangreja, 1950 m, X-1991, P. Hanson & C. Godoy ( MZCR) ; 10 female, Zona Protectora Río Navarro y Río Sombrero , La Cangreja, 1950 m, I-XII-1994, P. Hanson & C. Godoy, Malaise trap ( MZCR) ; 1 male, 2 female, same locality, VII-1991, P. Hanson, Malaise Trap ( MZCR) ; 10 male, 2 female, same locality, VI-VII-1992, P. Hanson, Malaise Trap ( MZCR) ; same locality and collector, Malaise trap ( MZCR) ; 3 male, 2 female, Linda Vista , V-VI-1999, P. Hanson & C. Godoy ( MZCR) ; 3 male, 4 female, La Cangreja , 1950 m, 9.8° N, 83.97° W, II-1992, Malaise trap, P.Hanson ( MZCR) GoogleMaps ; 1 male, same locality and collector, III-1992 ( MZCR) GoogleMaps ; 6 male, 4 female, same locality and collector, VIII-IX-1992 ( MZCR) GoogleMaps . Heredia: 1 male, 200m al N de la Iglesia, San Joaquin de Flores , 1054m, 6-V-3-VI-1995, C. Viquez, Malaise trap ( INBio) . Puntarenas: 3 male, 3 female, Camino a las Tablas , 1800m, 24-V-1998, E. Navarro, Light Trap ( INBio) ; 1 male, Guacimal, Sector San Luis de Monteverde, Finca Buen Amigo , 1040m, 27-V-1998, Z. Fuentes, Light trap ( INBio) ; 13 male, 7 female, Isla del Coco, Camino a Bahía Chatan , 100m, Long :-87:03:20_ Lat :5:32:40, 2-VII-1997, A. Rojas ( INBio) ; 1 male, 1 female, Golfo Dulce , 5 Km W. Piedras Blancas, 200 m, II-III-1991, P.Hanson ( MZCR) ; 4 male, 1 female, 24 Km W. Piedras Blancas , 200 m, IX-1991, P.Hanson ( MZCR) . San José: 1 female, San Antonio de Escazú , 1300 m, 9.9°N, 84.15°W, IX-1987, W. Eberhard, Malaise trap ( MZCR) GoogleMaps ; 1 male, 1 female, same locality and collector, III-1988, W. Eberhard, Malaise trap ( MZCR) GoogleMaps ; 1 female, same locality and collector, IV- 1989, ( MZCR) GoogleMaps ; 1 male, 1 female, same locality and collector, V-1988, ( MZCR) GoogleMaps ; 1 female, same locality and collector, VI-1988, ( MZCR) GoogleMaps ; 7 male, 9 female, same locality, V-1989, C. Godoy ( BMNH, MIUP, MZCR, USNM) GoogleMaps ; 1 male, San Pedro de Montes de Oca , 1100 m, III-1987, W. Eberhard ( MZCR) ; 1 female, same locality and collector, IV-1987 ( UCR.)


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