Belbina nympha ( Stål, 1866 ), Constant, 2014

Constant, Jérôme, 2014, Revision of the Malagasy lanternfly genus Belbina Stål, 1863, with two new species (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Fulgoridae), European Journal of Taxonomy 102, pp. 1-37: 28-29

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2014.102

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3852509

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/64738955-C412-DA04-D71A-025D3872FDFD

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scientific name

Belbina nympha ( Stål, 1866 )
status

comb. nov.

Belbina nympha ( Stål, 1866)   comb. nov.

Figs 9A–E View Figs 7–9. — 7 , 28–29 View Figs 24–29 , 50 View Figs 50–53

Cornelia nympha Stål, 1866: 142   (type in NHRS).

Enchophora atomaria Brancsik, 1893: 253   , pl. 11: figs 7, 7a (type in HNHM). syn. nov.

Cornelia nympha   – Schmidt 1911: 242 (listed). — Jacobi 1917: 526 (listed). — Metcalf 1947: 122 (catalogued). — Lallemand 1959: 87, fig. 33 (key, description, lateral view of head). — Constant 2004b: 31, fig. 4 (listed, habitus).

Enchophora atomaria   – Metcalf 1947: 114 (catalogued).

Cornelia atomaria   – Lallemand 1959: 88, fig. 35 (key, description, lateral view of head). — Constant 2004b: 31 (listed).

Diagnostic characters

(1) disc of hind wings red or orange ( Fig. 9A View Figs 7–9. — 7 ); (2) ground colour of tegmina brown ( Fig. 9A View Figs 7–9. — 7 ); (3) smallsized (less than 22 mm long); (4) cephalic process directed anterodorsad ( Fig. 9D View Figs 7–9. — 7 ); (5) abdomen with 2 rows of black spots ( Fig. 9A View Figs 7–9. — 7 ).

LT: ♂ (n = 3) 18.9 mm (18.0–19.8); ♀ (n = 3) 20.6 mm (19.6–21.9).

Material examined

Type material

MADAGASCAR: Holotype of Cornelia nympha   , ♀, [Madag.] [Stål] [ Cornelia Stål   ] [Typus] [ NHRS- HEMI 000000106] ( NHRS).  

MADAGASCAR: Holotype of Enchophora atomaria   , ♂, [Madagascar, Nossi-Bè ] [ atomaria Brancs., Coll. Brancsik   ] [Holotypus, Enchophora atomaria   n.sp., Brancsik, 1893], 13°20’ S, 48°15’ E ( HNHM). GoogleMaps  

Additional material

MADAGASCAR: 1 ♂, Antongil Bay, Mocquerys, 15°45’ S, 49°50’ E ( HNHM); 1 ♀, Diego-Suarez Prov., forest area 7 km N of Joffreville, 12°20’ S, 49°15’ E, 360 m, 22–26 Jan. 2001, Malaise trap, Irwin, Schlinger & Harin’Hala ( CAS); 1 ♂, Nosy-Be ( BMNH); 1 ♀, Diego-Suarez, coll. De Bergevin ( MNHN); 1 ♂, no data (probably Montagne d’Ambre), Feb., coll. Sicard ( MNHN); 1♀, Maroantsetra, 15°26’ S, 49°44’ E ( FSAG); 1♂, Nosy Komba, flanc, May 1956, A.R., Institut Scientifique Madagascar, Nosy Komba (Nosy Koba), 12°12’ S, 49°16’ E ( FSAG); 1♀, Nosibé ( FSAG); 1 ♀, Madagascar ( MNPC).

Male genitalia

Very finely granulose, dark brown, with gonostyli slightly paler dorsally and ventrally ( Figs 29–30 View Figs 24–29 View Figs 30–35 ); pygofer higher than long and with posterior margin broadly sinuate in lateral view ( Fig. 29 View Figs 24–29 ); anal tube elongate, 1.43 times longer than broad at apex and with lateral margins diverging on basal half, then broadly rounded in dorsal view ( Fig. 30 View Figs 30–35 ); curved ventrally and with posterior margin acutely rounded apically in lateral view ( Fig. 29 View Figs 24–29 ); gonostyli elongate, 1.63 times longer than high, not surpassing anal tube and broadly rounded at apex in lateral view ( Fig. 29 View Figs 24–29 ); all margins broadly rounded except dorsal margin obliquely straight on basal half ( Fig. 29 View Figs 24–29 ); lateral hook-shaped tooth at base of dorsal margin curved lateroventrally ( Fig. 29 View Figs 24–29 ); gonostyli nearly not visible from above ( Fig. 30 View Figs 30–35 ).

Remarks

Male genitalia without basodorsal process on gonostyli. Belbina nympha   can be separated (1) from B. bergrothi   by the less elongate gonostyli, without large pale marking ventrally and more broadly rounded apex, and the less elongate anal tube; (2) from B. foliacea   by having gonostyli more broadly rounded apically and without a strong angle above the mediodorsal tooth; (3) from B. madagascariensis   by having the margins of the anal tube rounded laterally and the dorsal margin of the gonostyli broadly rounded on the apical half; (4) from B. recurva   by not having the anal tube produced into a semi-circular lateral plate.

Distribution

See Fig. 50 View Figs 50–53 .

NHRS

Sweden, Stockholm, Naturhistoriska riksmuseet

HNHM

Hungary, Budapest, Hungarian Natural History Museum

NHRS

Swedish Museum of Natural History, Entomology Collections

HNHM

Hungarian Natural History Museum (Termeszettudomanyi Muzeum)

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

FSAG

Faculte des Sciences Agronomiques de Gembloux

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Fulgoridae

Genus

Belbina

Loc

Belbina nympha ( Stål, 1866 )

Constant, Jérôme 2014
2014
Loc

Cornelia atomaria

Constant J. 2004: 31
Lallemand V. 1959: 88
1959
Loc

Enchophora atomaria

Metcalf Z. P. 1947: 114
1947
Loc

Cornelia nympha

Constant J. 2004: 31
Lallemand V. 1959: 87
Metcalf Z. P. 1947: 122
Jacobi A. 1917: 526
Schmidt E. 1911: 242
1911
Loc

Enchophora atomaria Brancsik, 1893: 253

Brancsik K. 1893: 253
1893
Loc

Cornelia nympha Stål, 1866: 142

Stal C. 1866: 142
1866