Ozoliarus alces 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: 79

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5072979

publication LSID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5072979

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FE87F4-FFEE-0E02-B863-95DCFC93201C

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Ozoliarus alces Löcker
status

sp. nov.

Ozoliarus alces Löcker   , sp. nov.

( Figs 23E–H, 44J–P)

Type material

Holotype, ♂, AUSTRALIA, Qld: Mt Robert , 5 km SW, 21.24S 148.27E, 300 m, mv light, brigalow, 23.x.2000 (S. Wright) ( QM QMT123827) GoogleMaps   , Paratypes, AUSTRALIA, Qld: 1 ♀, same data as holotype ( QM) GoogleMaps   , 1 ♀, same data as holotype, pitfall trap, 22.x.–18.xii.2000 (Cook, Monteith) ( QM) GoogleMaps   , 1 ♂, Brigalow Res. Stn , 24.48S 149.47E, 170 m, pyrethrum, brigalow trunks, 12.x.2001 (Monteith, Burwell) ( QM) GoogleMaps   , 2 ♀, Brigalow Res. Stn , 24.49S 149.45E, 170 m, pyr. trunks, logs, 12.x.2001 (Burwell, Monteith) ( QM) GoogleMaps   , 1 ♀, same data, vine scrub ( QM) GoogleMaps   , 1 ♂, Mitchell District , ix.1942 (N. Geary) ( AMS)   , 1 ♂, 6.5 km S Moonie , 27.46S 150.21E, on Wahlenbergia   , 20.ix.1991 (G. Daniels) ( UQIC) GoogleMaps   .

Etymology

Named after a spine on the phallotheca which is shaped like the large palmate antlers of the male elk ( Alces alces Linnaeus   ).

Colour

Body mid to dark brown, carinae and clypeus paler, frons lateral with a white mark; legs mid brown; forewing hyaline colourless with brown marks along crossveins, veins dark brown, tubercles concolorous with veins, pterostigma dark brown; abdominal sternites dark brown.

Morphology

Body length: ♂ 7.5–7.7 mm, ♀ 8.0– 9.3 mm.

Head: Vertex (total length) 1.5–1.9 times longer than wide; basal emargination acutely angled or rectangular. Postclypeus with well­developed (rarely evanescent) median carina. Rostrum surpassing hind coxae.

Thorax: Hind margin of pronotum obtusely angled. Mesonotum with well­developed carinae. Forewing 3.0–3.1 times longer than wide; costa with 21–33 tubercles; 9 apical cells.

Male genitalia: Anal tube as in Figs 44N–P; pygophore and genital styles as in Figs 44L–M. Aedeagus ( Figs 44J–K): Phallotheca with a rounded spine (a) left lateral; a rounded spine (b) pointing upwards (caudad) right lateral; a large, flattened, bifurcated spine (c) dorsal, shaped like antlers of male elk; and a large, rounded ventral ridge. Flagellum partly sclerotised with a long spine.

QM

Queensland Museum

UQIC

University of Queensland Insect Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cixiidae

Genus

Ozoliarus