Empoasca (Distantasca) tuberculata Zhang & Liu

Zhang, Ya-Lin, Liu, Yang & Qin, Dao-Zheng, 2010, Review of Empoasca (Distantasca) Dworakowska (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Typhlocybinae: Empoascini), with description of two new species from China, Zootaxa 2497, pp. 37-61: 59-60

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.195726

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Empoasca (Distantasca) tuberculata Zhang & Liu
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Empoasca (Distantasca) tuberculata Zhang & Liu   sp. n.

( Figs. 118 –127 View FIGURES 118 – 127 , 169 View FIGURES 158 – 170 , 182 View FIGURES 171 – 183 , 195 View FIGURES 184 – 196 , 208 View FIGURES 197 – 209 )

Type material. Holotype: 3 ( NWAFU), Mengyuan, Yunnan Prov., China, 11 Nov. 1999, coll. Dworakowska. Paratypes, 1 3, same data as holotype; 1 3, Mengyuan, Yunnan Prov., China, 11 Nov. 1999, coll. Qin Daozheng.

Length. Male: 3.2–3.4 mm.

Ground colour of body yellowish-green. Crown with light yellow or cream markings on each side of coronal suture. Eyes blackish-brown. Pronotum with irregular patches on anterior margin of pronotum and behind eyes. Forewing and hind wing semitransparent. Abdomen yellow. Legs light yellow to gold.

Abdominal apodemes subparallel-sided, reaching base of 5 th segment ( Fig. 123 View FIGURES 118 – 127 ). Male pygofer slightly narrowing caudad, ornamented with 12–16 stout setae on each side of pygofer lobe; ventral pygofer appendage slightly curved dorsocaudad, exceeding caudal margin of lobe ( Fig. 118 View FIGURES 118 – 127 ). Anal appendage long, broad at base, tapering to pointed apex with some irregular teeth ( Fig. 125 View FIGURES 118 – 127 ). Subgenital plate sinuate, with numerous macrosetae and fine setae scattered irregularly; inner margin with 22–27 short microsetae on apical half and two bands of long, hair-like setae on lateral surface-one near mid-length of plate and one just before apex, often separated by few thin but short setae ( Fig. 127 View FIGURES 118 – 127 ). Paramere with 8 teeth on dentifer, 4–6 setae subapically ( Fig. 126 View FIGURES 118 – 127 ). Shaft as long as preatrium, broad at base in lateral view, gradually tapering and curved at basal 2 / 5, shaft subbasally with pair of processes directed caudodorsad; each process with teeth-like or papillose tubercles arranged irregularly at apex, gonopore subterminal on ventral side ( Figs. 121, 122 View FIGURES 118 – 127 ). Connective broad, with posterior margin deeply emarginate medially ( Fig. 124 View FIGURES 118 – 127 ).

Etymology. The species name is derived from the Latin word “ tuberculata   ”, which refers to the tooth-like or papillose tubercles on the apices of the long processes of the aedeagus.

Distribution. Known only from the type locality in Yunnan Province (SW China).

Remarks. This new species is similar to Empoasca (Distantasca) serratipenis Qin & Zhang, 2007   , but can be distinguished from the latter by the following characters: aedeagal shaft fairly long, with pair of distally serrate processes arising near base.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Empoasca