Sakakibarana amazonica, Gonçalves & Takiya & Mejdalani, 2017

Gonçalves, Clayton Corrêa, Takiya, Daniela Maeda & Mejdalani, Gabriel, 2017, Sakakibarana, a new genus of Gyponini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Iassinae) from the Amazon Rainforest, Zootaxa 4281 (1), pp. 219-224: 222-223

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Sakakibarana amazonica

sp. nov.

Sakakibarana amazonica   sp. nov.

( Figs 1−12 View FIGURES 1 − 2 View FIGURES 3 − 12 )

Type locality. Manaus , State of Amazonas, Northern Brazil.  

Measurements (mm). Total length of holotype 11.1. Total length of male paratypes 10.8−12 .1.

Color. Pale brown. Crown and mesonotum ( Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1 − 2 ) with pale yellow areas. Crown with red areas around ocelli and red marks on anterior margin, coronal suture, and inner eye margins ( Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1 − 2 ); ocelli ( Figs 1, 2 View FIGURES 1 − 2 ) red. Pronotum ( Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1 − 2 ) with small markings on anterior third and transverse stripe adjacent to posterior margin, pale yellow. Face ( Fig. 3 View FIGURES 3 − 12 ) mostly black, superior portion behind eyes yellow. Forewings ( Fig. 4 View FIGURES 3 − 12 ) with large brown area on basal third over corium and clavus and with brown oblique broad stripe on median third extending from commissural margin to costal margin; large dark brown mark over apex of clavus and base of appendix; apex dark brown.

External morphological characters as in the generic description.

Male terminalia. Sternite VIII ( Fig. 5 View FIGURES 3 − 12 ), in ventral view, as wide as long, subquadrangular; lateral margins slightly convergent posteriorly; posterior margin with prominent median subquadrate lobe. Pygofer ( Figs 6, 7 View FIGURES 3 − 12 ) higher than long; dorsal margin strongly convex; posterior margin projected as a long and pointed process, curved dorsally; macrosetae absent. Subgenital plates ( Figs 6, 8 View FIGURES 3 − 12 ) extending posteriorly much beyond pygofer apex; in ventral view, subrectangular, expanded laterally; approximately 2.3 times longer than wide; ventral surface with few setae distributed on apical third; posterior margin truncated. Connective ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 3 − 12 ) short, approximately onefourth of the length of styles; in dorsal view, V-shaped. Styles ( Figs 9, 10 View FIGURES 3 − 12 ) elongated; with external prominent tuberosity at angle of curvature of apophysis; ventral margin slightly serrate preapically; presence of numerous setae distributed over entire outer lateral portion of blade; preapical region curved dorsally; apex truncated. Aedeagus ( Figs 11, 12 View FIGURES 3 − 12 ) with shaft long and tubular, curved dorsoanteriorly, with pair of short spiniform lateral preapical processes, directed ventrally; dorsal apodemes with processes robust, laterally flattened and with apices strongly expanded and foot-shaped; preatrium very short; gonopore located apically.

Distribution. Brazil (Amazonas, Pará); French Guiana.

Etymology. The species name is in reference to the biome where specimens were collected.

Material examined. Holotype: 1 male, “ Brasil AM, Manaus, ZF 2\ km-14, Torre, 02°35’21”S \ 60°06’65”W, 13-16.viii.2004 \ lençol: luz mista e BLB; 35 mts altura, J.A.Rafael \ F.F.Xavier F°, A.R.Ururahy \ A.Silva F°, & S.Trovisco ” ( INPA).  

Paratypes: 1 male, same as holotype, except for: 12-15.x.2004, J.A.Rafael, C.S.Motta, F.F.Xavier Filho, A.S.Filho & S.Trovisco (INPA); 1 male, same as preceding, except for: 10-13.xii.2004, C.S.Motta, A.S.Filho, S.Trovisco & M.Cutrin (INPA); 1 male, same as preceding, except for: km 34, base LBA, 02˚35’37’’S, 60˚12’39’’W, 09-10.vii.2008, J.A.Rafael & F.F.Xavier Filho, armadilha de luz (INPA); 1 male: Brasil, Amazonas, Manaus , ZF-2, 19-22.xi.2009, O.Evangelista ( DZUP)   ; 1 male, same as preceding, except for: ZF-2, Torre , 02˚35’21’’S, 60˚06’55’’W, 26.x.2003, J.A.Rafael, F.F.Xavier Filho & A.S.Filho, armadilha de luz, 40m ( INPA)   ; 1 male, same as preceding, except for: 18-21.ii.2004, J.A.Rafael, C.S.Motta, F.F.Xavier Filho, A.S.Filho & S.Trovisco, armadilha de luz mista BL e BLB (INPA); 1 male, same as preceding, except for: 18-21.v.2004, J.A.Rafael, F.B.Baccaro, F.F.Xavier Filho & A.S.Filho (INPA); 1 male, same as preceding, except for: 16- 19.vii.2004, J.A.Rafael, C.S.Motta, F.F.Xavier Filho, J.M.F. Ribeiro & S.Trovisco (INPA); 1 male: Brasil, Amazonas, Novo Airão, AM 352, Ramal Km 10, 02°42’56.5”S, 60°56’26.7”W; 28-29.viii.2011, armadilha luminosa móvel, 18:30-21:00h, J.A.Rafael, D.M.Takiya & J.T.Câmara. DNA voucher Entomologia DZRJ ENT- 1888 ( DZRJ) GoogleMaps   ; 1 male: Brasil, Amazonas, BR 174, km 130, 16.xi.1977, B.C.Ratcliffe col. ( INPA)   ; 1 male: Brasil, Amazonas, Manaus, Reserva Ducke , 14-18.xi.2009, O.Evangelista col. ( DZRJ)   ; 1 male: Brasil, Amazonas, Presidente Figueiredo, Estrada para Balbina , km 24, 02˚01’05’’S, 59˚49’60’’W, 01-12.ix.2003, F.Xavier & U.C.Barbosa, armadilha de luz mista ( INPA)   ; 1 male, same as preceding, except for: 24-25.x.2003, J.A.Rafael, F.F.Xavier Filho & A.S.Filho (INPA); 1 male, same as preceding, except for: 26.vii-03.viii.2005, F.F.Xavier Filho, G.M.Lourido & R.Machado (INPA); 3 males, same as preceding, except for: AM240, km 24, Comunidade São Francisco , 14-18.ix.2009, 02°1’2,2”S, 59°49’35,8”W, F.F. Xavier Filho, A.Paladini, A.Ciprandi & F.W.Leivas ( DZUP) GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, same as preceding (DZRJ); 1 male: Brasil, Pará, Bajuru , 24.iii.1978, M.F.Torres ( MNRJ)   ; 1 male: French Guiana, Laussat P 8, 05°28’31.6”N – 53°35’07.3”W, 11.ix.2010, Lamarre G. Leg., flooded forest light trap ( DZRJ) GoogleMaps   .


Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia


Universidade Federal do Parana, Colecao de Entomologia Pe. Jesus Santiago Moure


Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport


Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro