Oliarus gracilis Löcker, Locker, 2006

Löcker, Birgit, Fletcher, Murray J., Larivière, Marie-Claude & Gurr, Geoff M., 2006, The Australian Pentastirini (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Cixiidae), Zootaxa 1290 (1290), pp. 1-138: 30-32

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5072937

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1D47B077-34C7-4BC6-B22F-C5BE9B02EBD7

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5072937

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FE87F4-FFBD-0E53-B863-9096FEC22693

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Oliarus gracilis Löcker
status

sp. nov.

Oliarus gracilis Löcker   sp. nov.

( Figs 7E–H, 34P–S, 35A–C)

Type material

Holotype, ♂, AUSTRALIA, Qld: Horn Island , 10.37S 142.17E, at light, 2.–5.xii.1986 (K. Houston, K. Sadler) ( QM QMT123830, originally QDPC) GoogleMaps   , Paratypes, AUSTRALIA, Qld : 2 ♂, 2 ♀, West Claudie River, 4 km SW road junction, 12º44’S 143º15’E, mv lamp, 1.xii.1986 (G. Daniels, M.A. Schneider) ( UQIC) GoogleMaps   .

Etymology

The Latin term ‘gracilis’ means ‘slender’. Named after a long, slender spine on the phallotheca.

Colour

Body mid to dark brown, carinae paler; legs light brown; forewing hyaline colourless with brown marks along crossveins, veins light brown apically darker, tubercles dark brown (contrasting with veins), pterostigma light to mid brown; abdominal sternites light to mid brown.

Morphology

Body length: ♂ 3.7–4.4 mm.

Head: Vertex (total length) 2.3–2.5 times longer than wide; basal emargination acutely angled, rectangular or obtusely angled. Postclypeus with well­developed median carina. Rostrum surpassing, reaching or not reaching hind coxae.

Thorax: Hind margin of pronotum obtusely angled. Mesonotum with well­developed carinae. Forewing 3.0–3.3 times longer than wide; costa with 0–1 tubercles; 9 apical cells.

Male genitalia: Anal tube as in Figs 34P–R; pygophore and genital styles as in Figs 34S, 35A. Aedeagus ( Figs 35B–C): Phallotheca with a long, slightly curved spine (a) arising left lateral at apex; a slightly curved spine (b) arising ventrally about midlength; and a long slender spine (c) arising dorsolaterally at apex. Flagellum membranous, unarmed.

QM

Queensland Museum

QDPC

Queensland Primary Industries Insect Collection

UQIC

University of Queensland Insect Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cixiidae

Genus

Oliarus