Amazobenna reticulata Penny, 1980

Viegas, Eduarda Fernanda Gomes & Ale-Rocha, Rosaly, 2019, A review of the Neotropical genus Amazobenna Penny, 1980 with description of a new species and description of the male of Amazobenna reticulata Penny, 1980 (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Cixiidae), Zootaxa 4577 (3), pp. 561-570 : 563-567

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Amazobenna reticulata Penny, 1980


Amazobenna reticulata Penny, 1980

( Figs. 1–18 View FIGURES 1–6 View FIGURES 7–12 View FIGURES 13–18 , 28 View FIGURES 28–29 , 30)

Amazobenna reticulata Penny, 1980:211 , Figs. 1 View FIGURES 1–6 , 8 View FIGURES 7–12 ; Holzinger et Kunz 2006: 57, Figs. 7,8 View FIGURES 7–12 (head); Holzinger et al. 2013: 152 (key).

Type material. Holotype female ( INPA): BRASIL: Amazonas , BR 319 , Km 275, 17.v.1978, Norman D. Penny.

Condition of the holotype: left femur, tibia and tarsus of foreleg lost; left midtarsus lost; right femur, tibia and tarsus of midleg lost. Right forewing with torn apex. Genitalia dissected, abdomen lost.

Additional material examined. BRASIL, Amazonas, Manaus, Rod [ovia] 0 10, Km 54, BL-02, 10/21–30.x e 6/ 10–20.xi.1997, Arm [adilha] Malaise, J. F. Vidal col. (1♂, INPA) ; idem, Parque das Laranjeiras , 28.i.1981, J. A. Arias. (1 ♀, 1♂, INPA) ; idem, ZF2, Km 14, 02°35’21” S– 60°06’55” W, 16–19.vii.2004, Lençol: luz mista—BLB, torre, J.A. Rafael; F.F. Xavier; C.S. Mota; J.M.F. Ribeiro & S. Trovisco cols. (1 ♀, INPA) GoogleMaps ; idem, Rio Nhamundá, Cuipiranga , 01°53’58” S– 57°02’59”W, 22–23.v.2008, Coleta manual, J.A. Rafael e equipe cols. (1 ♀, INPA) GoogleMaps ; idem, Ig [arapé] Areias , 01°35’11”S– 57°37’32”W, 17–20.v.2008. Arm [adilha] Luz no barco, 25 m, J.A. Rafael e equipe cols. (1 ♀, INPA) GoogleMaps .

Measurements: Body length: female 4.0– 4.6 mm (7–7.8 mm including wings) (N=3); male 4.0– 4.5 mm (7.0– 7.5 mm including wings) (N=2). Forewing length: female 6.6–7.0 mm (N=3); male. 6.45–6.8 mm (N=2).

Redescription (male and female). Coloration. General body color brown with yellowish few areas ( Figs. 1, 2 View FIGURES 1–6 ). Lateral margins of frons with irregular yellowish band; pronotum with lateral margins wide area of yellow margins; tegula with lighter anterior and darker anterior posterior portion; brown mesonotum with pale yellow area in posterior lateral margin, posterior to tegula. Pronotum margin with large yellow area; tegula with lighter anterior portion and darker posterior portion. Forewing (length: 6.82 mm) semihyaline, yellowish with brown spot on clavus, in costal cell, distally in radial and median cells and narrow brown bands covering in radial, median and cubital veins in wing apex ( Fig. 28 View FIGURES 28–29 ). Pterostigma whitish-yellow. Hindwing semihyaline, yellowish. Posterior margin of abdominal segments yellowish; lateral process of the abdomen pale yellow. Legs brown, fore tibia light brown ( Figs. 1, 2 View FIGURES 1–6 ).

Head: median carina of frons weakly marked ( Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1–6 ); pedicellus approximately 1.5 times longer than wide ( Fig. 5 View FIGURES 1–6 ). Thorax: pronotum deeply emarginated and very narrow medially; median and lateral carinae of mesonotum strongly marked, median carina not reaching the posterior margin of mesonotum, lateral carinae not reaching anterior margin of mesonotum ( Fig. 4 View FIGURES 1–6 ). Legs: metatibia with 6 apical spines; hind tarsus with 7+7 apical spines.

Male terminalia ( Figs. 7–12 View FIGURES 7–12 ). Anal segment elongated and slender, rectangular, about 1.7 times longer than broad in dorsal view, dorsal margin almost straight, ventral margin abruptly produced ventrally at apex in lateral view, apex triangular in posterior view. Pygofer with lateral lobe well produced, apex round in lateral view, slightly tapered and diverging distally in ventral aspect. Medioventral process of pygofer conical in lateral view, with posterior margin round in ventral view. Genital style narrow at base, widening distally with truncated apex; inner face convex, outer face concave in posterior view. Aedeagus with straight shaft bearing four spines ( Fig. 12 View FIGURES 7–12 ): two slender, elongate, rather straight spines inserted near base (1), one elongate comma-like spine (2), one very slender rather straight spine near apex (3); flagellum with three spines: one long, slightly sinuate spine inserted near base (4), and two shorter and slender, almost straight apical spines (5).

Female terminalia ( Figs. 13–18 View FIGURES 13–18 ). Anal tube slightly narrowed towards the apex in lateral view, about 1.5–1.7 times longer than wider in dorsal view. Pygofer about 4 times higher than long in lateral view, with a triangular process below base of anal tube, width slightly greater than length in ventral view. Gonapophysis VIII (first valvula) long, very slender, slightly curved upwards, inner margin corrugate in apical 1/3, inner face with spinules along apical 1/2, apex sharp. Gonapophysis IX (second valvula) strongly sclerotized, with denticles in distal 3/4. Gonoplac (third valvula) broader and slightly longer than first pair, 4.5 times longer than wide.

Distribution. Brazil (Amazonas). (Fig. 30)


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Amazobenna reticulata Penny, 1980

Viegas, Eduarda Fernanda Gomes & Ale-Rocha, Rosaly 2019

Amazobenna reticulata

Holzinger, W. E. & Holzinger, I. & Egger, J. 2013: 152
Holzinger, W. E. & Kunz, G. 2006: 57
Penny, N. D. 1980: 211