Webbolidia burmanica, Meshram, 2019

Meshram, Naresh M., 2019, Leafhopper tribe Coelidiini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Coelidiinae) of the Indian subcontinent, Zootaxa 4653 (1), pp. 1-91: 34

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Webbolidia burmanica

sp. nov.

Webbolidia burmanica   sp. nov.

Figs. 3 N View FIGURES 3 , 6 N View FIGURES 6 , 9 L View FIGURES 9 , 52 View FIGURES 52 A–J.

Male. Ochraceous with brown irregular spots. Head ochraceous. Eyes reddish brown. Ocelli black. Pronotum and forewing ochraceous speckled with dark brown spots. Mesonotum black, speckled with faint ochraceous spots, lateral margins brownish ochraceous. Thoracic sternites and pleurites largely black, with broad ochraceous margins. Legs ochraceous ( Figs. 3 N View FIGURES 3 , 6 N View FIGURES 6 , 9 L View FIGURES 9 ).

Male genitalia. Pygofer broad, basal half dome-shaped with very long caudodorsal process, narrowed apically, apex truncate ( Figs. 52 View FIGURES 52 H–J). Subgenital plate long, distal ¼ tapered to sharp point ( Fig. 52 E View FIGURES 52 ). Style broad in basal 2/3, abruptly narrowed to narrow apophysis ( Fig. 52 F View FIGURES 52 ). Connective about as long as wide with distinct median ledge extending almost entire length ( Fig. 52 G View FIGURES 52 ). Aedeagus with shaft slightly curved dorsally in apical ¼, apical 1/5 toothed on dorsal margin, with a series of 11 short setae of various lengths, gonopore basad 1/3 distance from apex ( Figs. 52 View FIGURES 52 A–D).

Measurements. Male 8.4 mm long, 2.0 mm wide across eyes and 2.4 mm wide across posterolateral angles of pronotum.

Material examined. HOLOTYPE ♂, MYANMAR: Upper Burma : Lashio, 3000 ft, 23–24.vii.1914, Fletcher ( NPC).  

Etymology. The species is named after the former name of Myanmar.

Remarks. W. burmanica   sp. nov. resembles W. webbi (Nielson)   in male genitalia features but differs by the pygofer caudodorsal process with truncate apex (acutely pointed in W. webbi   ) and the aedeagus which lacks the prominent spine-like process present in W. webbi   .


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