Ozoliarus pelecanus Löcker,

Löcker, Birgit, Fletcher, Murray J., Larivière, Marie-Claude & Gurr, Geoff M., 2006, The Australian Pentastirini (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Cixiidae), Zootaxa 1290 (1290), pp. 1-138: 87

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5072992

publication LSID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5072992

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FE87F4-FFF6-0E1A-B863-9524FC4A2164

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Ozoliarus pelecanus Löcker
status

sp. nov.

Ozoliarus pelecanus Löcker  , sp. nov.

( Figs 26E–H, 46Q–S, 47A–E)

Type material

Holotype, ♂, AUSTRALIA, WA: Tambrey , on Acacia  , 7.viii.1987 ( R. P. McMillan) ( WAMP Nr 34374). 

Etymology

Named after a spine on the phallotheca which is shaped like the head and neck of a pelican.

Colour

Body black, carinae paler; legs dark brown; forewing hyaline colourless with indistinct brown marks along crossveins, veins mid brown, tubercles concolorous with veins, pterostigma dark brown; abdominal sternites dark brown.

Morphology

Body length: ♂ 5.7 mm.

Head: Vertex (total length) 2.1 times longer than wide; basal emargination rectangular. Postclypeus with well­developed median carina.

Thorax: Hind margin of pronotum obtusely angled. Mesonotum with well­developed carinae. Forewing 3.7 times longer than wide; costa without tubercles; 8 apical cells.

Male genitalia: Anal tube as in Figs 47C–E; pygophore and genital styles as in Figs 46Q–R. Aedeagus ( Figs 46S, 47A–B): Phallotheca with a very short, slightly curved spine (a) dorsal at apex; two long, strongly curved spines (c, d) ventral; a spine (c) shaped like head and neck of a pelican; a shorter, strongly curved spine (d) right lateral; and a rounded sclerotised process dorsal. Flagellum sclerotised with 3 spines.

Remarks

The legs of the only known specimen of this species are missing and therefore the chaetotaxy of the hind legs cannot be determined. This means the specimen cannot be assigned to an existing genus with certainty. Based on the shape of the head, anal tube, genital styles, and aedeagus, it is tentatively placed in Ozoliarus  .

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cixiidae

Genus

Ozoliarus