Propetes schmidti Melichar, 1925

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: 171-172

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4281.1.15

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C6BC4987-1840-43F3-B50F-9B291EF1063E

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/8F6687E9-FFFC-0D33-FF3A-F949FB2BFE25

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scientific name

Propetes schmidti Melichar, 1925
status

 

Propetes schmidti Melichar, 1925  

Notes. Based on the observation of a single female of P. schmidti   from Parque Nacional do Cipó, Jaboticatubas, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, which was attracted to a light sheet (see video available at <goo.gl/ZQkSNc> or by request to authors), it seems apparent that this species exhibits a behavior described by Boulard (1978) as “bluffing display” found in another wasp-mimicking sharpshooter genus Lissoscarta Stål, 1869   ( Cicadellini   ). See more details in the discussion below.

Material examined. BRAZIL: 1 ♂ “BRASIL, Amazonas, Coari / rio Orucu , Angelim ,/ 5°3’33”S / 65°14’48”W,/ 25-26.XI.1992, P. F./ Bührnheim & N. O. Aguiar. ”; “ Armadilha / Pennsylvania / luz negra BLB”; UFAM GoogleMaps   . 1 ♂ “ BRAZIL: Minas Gerais / Belo Horizonte, UFMG / Estação Ecologica / 9-VI-1998 D. Yanega ”; “PT4”; INHS   . 2 ♂ “Caratinga-MG/ Estação Biológica / Brasil- 29/I-3/II/2003 / Mielke e Casagrande leg.”; DZUP   . 1 ♂ “[ Brazil: São Paulo State] Bebedouro 1999/ Giustolin, T.A. ”; DZRJ   . 1 ♂ and 1 ♀ “ Colina, S.P. Brazil / citrus i. vi.1999 / A. H. Purcell, coll.”, EMEC   . PERU: 1 ♂ “ PERU: Loreto Dpt./ Napo River   / 50 km upstream of Amazonian confluence/ 22-24 March 2004 / Coll: W. Reeves ”; DZRJ   . VENEZUELA: 1 ♂ “Venezuela- Bari-/ nas- Reserva Fo-/ restal Ticoporo / 230m 26-29.II.68 ”; “ F.Fernandez, Y/ C.J. Rosales ”; MIZA   .

UFMG

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

INHS

Illinois Natural History Survey

DZUP

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

EMEC

Essig 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