Soractellus Evans, 1966

Xing, Ji-Chun & Li, Zi-Zhong, 2014, First record of the leafhopper genus Soractellus Evans, 1966 (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from China, with description of a new species, Zootaxa 3784 (3), pp. 297-300 : 297

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3784.3.10

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:257C35E5-0321-48DA-B8BE-E0E16E19C4DE

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6133643

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/AB34E138-DF0A-FFA9-B498-1BADFD41F864

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scientific name

Soractellus Evans, 1966
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Soractellus Evans, 1966

Soractellus Evans, 1966: 225

Type species: Soractellus brunneus Evans, 1966 , by original designation.

Description. Yellowish-brown species. Head produced in front, slightly wider and longer than pronotum. Crown triangular, margin rounded to face. Eyes fairly large, ocelli on anterior margin, separated from eye by distance more than their own diameter. Frontoclypeus narrow, longer than width between eyes, anteclypeus slightly narrowed apically. Pronotum with sides short, anterior margin produced and posterior margin concave. Scutellum triangular, slightly shorter than pronotum, with transverse suture curved and depressed. Forewing with four apical cells and three subapical cells, apical cells sometimes with dark streaks, first two branches of vein R reflexed, appendix narrow.

Male genitalia. Pygophore slightly longer than high, with many stout setae medially, without processes. Valve large, subtriangular or triangular. Subgenital plate broad, with numerous setae arranged irregularly. Aedeagal shaft elongate, apex forked, gonopore near base of shaft on ventral margin. Connective loop-shaped with stem short or absent, articulated with aedeagus. Style with basal half wide, narrowing to middle, apical half narrow.

Remarks. Soractellus may be distinguished from other Paralimnini by the male pygofer side short and the aedeagal shaft elongate with the apex forked and the gonopore near the base.

Distribution. Australia, Africa, India, China.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Loc

Soractellus Evans, 1966

Xing, Ji-Chun & Li, Zi-Zhong 2014
2014
Loc

Soractellus

Evans 1966: 225
1966