Propetes sakakibara, Prando & Gonçalves & Takiya, 2017

Prando, Jádila Santos, Gonçalves, Clayton Corrêa & Takiya, Daniela Maeda, 2017, On the wasp-mimicking sharpshooter genus Propetes Walker, 1851 (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Cicadellinae): description of a new species, proposal of a new synonymy, and distributional notes, Zootaxa 4281 (1), pp. 165-175: 167-168

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Propetes sakakibara
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sp. nov.

Propetes sakakibara   sp. nov.

( Figs 1–4 View FIGURES 1 – 8 , 9–15 View FIGURES 9 – 18 )

Length (mm). Males 13.0 – 15.0.

Diagnosis. Connective anterior margin straight, without median lobe ( Fig. 11 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ). Aedeagus symmetrical; shaft shorter than atrial process; pair of atrial processes, each trifurcate, with two dorsal rami subequal in length with apices distant from each other for, at most, length of one ramus, and ventral ramus with length approximately one third of whole process length ( Figs 12–13 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ).

External morphology. External morphological characters as in generic description ( Young 1968: 204‒205).

Color (holotype). Dark-brown. Crown, in dorsal view, with two small pale yellow maculae near posterior margin ( Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1 – 8 ). Face, in ventral view, dark-brown with two pale yellow maculae on dorsal portion of frons. Pronotum, in lateral view, reddish-brown ( Fig. 2 View FIGURES 1 – 8 ). Mesonotum dark-brown; scutellum with yellow apex. Forewing hyaline brown with dark-brown veins ( Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1 – 8 ). Legs dark-brown on dorsal surface and reddish-brown on lateral surface; hind tibia reddish-brown on basal half and pale yellow in part of apical half, apex black.

Male genitalia. Pygofer moderately produced posteriorly; in lateral view, subrectangular; with transverse slightly membranous line dividing basal third from apical two-thirds; microsetae distributed on apical two-thirds; ventral margin with short basal rounded process; posterior margin obliquely truncate ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ). Subgenital plate, in lateral view, extending to approximately midlength of pygofer, in ventral view, subtriangular; ventral surface and external lateral margin with microsetae ( Figs 9‒10 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ). Connective, in dorsal view, approximately triangular; anterior margin straight, without median lobe; dorsal keel present ( Fig. 11 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ). Style extending slightly posterior to connective apex; apex truncate ( Fig. 11 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ). Aedeagus symmetrical; preatrium well developed; shaft, in lateral view, sigmoid, shorter than atrial processes, in caudoventral view, laterally compressed and with preapical region expanded; pair of atrial processes, each trifurcate, with two dorsal rami robust and subequal in length with apices distant from each other for, at most, length of one ramus, and ventral ramus slender and long with approximately one-third of whole process length ( Figs 12‒15 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ).

Female. Unknown.

Variation found in paratypes. Color. Crown brown with anterior half yellow and median longitudinal stripe pale yellow. Pronotum, in dorsal view, dark-brown with two small pale yellow maculae near anterior margin ( Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1 – 8 ). Thorax, in lateral view, with three distinct pale yellow maculae ( Fig. 4 View FIGURES 1 – 8 ). Male genitalia. Aedeagus with dorsal rami of atrial process, in lateral view, not subequal in length, and with apices close together ( Figs 14‒15 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ).

Etymology. This species is named in honor of Dr. Albino M. Sakakibara   (retired, Universidade Federal do Paraná) in recognition of his numerous contributions to Auchenorrhyncha taxonomy. The species epithet is treated as a noun in apposition.

Notes. Propetes sakakibara   sp. nov. resembles P. triquetra   as follows: (1) crown and pronotum dark-brown or with few yellow maculae ( Figs 1, 3 View FIGURES 1 – 8 ); (2) aedeagus with shaft shorter than atrial processes ( Figs 13, 15 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ); and (3) aedeagal atrial processes, each trifurcate ( Figs 13, 15 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ). However, the new species differs from P. triquetra   mainly by the shape of the connective and aedeagal atrial processes. In P. sakakibara   sp. nov. the atrial process ventral ramus is long, measuring approximately one-third of whole process length and apices of dorsal rami are distant from each other for at most the length of one ramus ( Figs 12, 14 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ) and the connective does not have a median anterior lobe ( Fig. 11 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ). In P. triquetra   the atrial processes ventral ramus is very small, measuring approximately one-tenth of whole process length and dorsal rami apices are distant from each other for a distance longer than the length of one ramus ( Fig. 17‒18 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ) and the connective has a median anterior lobe ( Fig. 16 View FIGURES 9 – 18 ).

Material examined. BRASIL: Holotype male: 1 ♂ “ BRASIL, AM, Manaus, Rod. AM / 0 10, km50. ZF-2, km24, próximo/ à sede CPST, 02°35’S; 60°06’W.”; “ 4-5.iii.2011. 21-00:00h. Arm. luz/ fixa. J.A. Rafael; J.T. Camara;/ F.F. Xavier Filho leg”; INPA GoogleMaps   . Paratypes: 1 ♂ “[ Brazil] Rio Branco-AC [Acre State]/ 12-Jan-2004 / Albuquerque, E. S. ”; “ Citrus 31”; DZUP   . 1 ♂ “[ Brazil] Rio Branco-AC [Acre State]/ 12-Jan-2004 / Albuquerque, E. S. ”; “ Citrus 78”; DZRJ   . 1 ♂ “ BRASIL: Rondônia / 62 km S Ariquemes / Fazenda Rancho Grande / 165m. 10.53°S, 62.80°W / 19-29.ix.1996. B.Harris ”; LACM GoogleMaps   . 1 ♂ “ BRASIL: Rondonia / Porto Velho / 27-11-1979 / S. Camplell ”; INPA   . 1 ♂ “ BRAZIL, RO 160-350m / vic. CAUCALANDIA[sic! Cacaulândia ] / 10deg 32’S 62deg 48’W/ 28. OCT. 1991 / JOHN R. MACDONALD”; USNM   . PERU: 2 ♂ “ PERU: Loreto Dept.,/ Exploranapo Campo n R./ Sucussari nr. R. Napo. / 12-19.III-1988 / J. E. Eger, coll.”; “collected at light”; FSCA   . 1 ♂ “ PERU: Madre de Dios;/ Rio Tambopata Res ; 30 air/ km. SW Pto.Maldonado, 290m. / 6-10.xi.1979 J.B. Heppner / subtropical moist forest”; “PT5”; USNM   . VENEZUELA: 1 ♂ “VENEZUELA-TF/ Amazonas / San Carlos de/ Rio Negro / 7-13.xi.1982 ”; “ A. Chacom / G. Yapes Gil / col.”; MIZA   . 1 ♂ “ Venezuela T.F/ Amazonas Dpt/ Rio Negro ”; “ S. Carlos de/ R. Negro 65m / 1°55’N 67°1’W ”; “ J. A. Clavijo / J. Demarmels / 4-14-III-84 ”; MIZA GoogleMaps   .

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

DZUP

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

LACM

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

MIZA

Museo del Instituto de Zoologia Agricola Francisco Fernandez Yepez

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Propetes