Mayawa brevicephala, Dietrich, 2021

Dietrich, Christopher H., 2021, New species of Mayawa Fletcher and description of a related new Australian leafhopper genus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Paralimnini), Zootaxa 4933 (4), pp. 575-585 : 581

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Mayawa brevicephala

sp. nov.

Mayawa brevicephala sp. nov.

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Diagnosis. This species is readily distinguishable from others in the genus by the short crown with evenly rounded anterior margin and by the elongate, arched aedeagus.

Description. Length of male 3.5 mm. Color pale stramineous, frontoclypeus, basolateral triangles of mesonotum and median area of mesonotum and scutellum pale ochraceous. Crown in dorsal view ( Fig. 4B View FIGURE 4 ) with anterior margin evenly rounded, subparallel to posterior margin, median length less than width between eyes. Forewing with second apical cell petiolate ( Fig. 4A View FIGURE 4 ).

Male 2S apodemes ( Fig. 4D View FIGURE 4 ) short and rounded. Pygofer lobe ( Fig. 4E View FIGURE 4 ) with small but distinct sclerotized rounded tooth posteroventrally. Subgenital plate ( Fig. 4G View FIGURE 4 ) moderately long with 4-5 macrosetae, apex oblique. Style preapical lobe rounded, apophysis footlike apically with short toe and rounded heel ( Fig. 4G View FIGURE 4 ). Aedeagal shaft elongate, slender, evenly arched in lateral view ( Fig. 4H View FIGURE 4 ) with preapical processes short and well separated from apex, apical processes relatively long, acuminate and extended ventrobasad relative to shaft apex. Gonopore preapical on posterior surface adjacent to tips of distal processes ( Fig. 4G View FIGURE 4 ).

Etymology. The species name is a Latinized adjective referring to the relatively short head.

Material examined. Holotype male, AUSTRALIA: South Australia; 39.6km S of Maria, off Stuart Hwy ; 27.57973º S 133.8410º E, 304 m, 31 Jan 2004; K. Hill et al.; Coll at light. ( SAM). GoogleMaps

Notes. The holotype of this species represents the first record of the genus from South Australia .


South African Museum