Calodia tridenta, Meshram, 2019

Meshram, Naresh M., 2019, Leafhopper tribe Coelidiini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Coelidiinae) of the Indian subcontinent, Zootaxa 4653 (1), pp. 1-91: 14

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Calodia tridenta

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Calodia tridenta   sp. nov.

Figs. 1 L View FIGURES 1 , 4 L View FIGURES 4 , 7 L View FIGURES 7 , 23 View FIGURES 23 A–H.

Male. Head, pronotum and mesonotum, black. Eyes and ocelli black. Face yellow with brown frontal sutures. Forewing deep piceous throughout with narrow hyaline band along costal margin. Metasternites black. Hind femur with apices and tarsi dark brown, spines on hind tarsi yellow, claws black ( Figs.1 L View FIGURES 1 , 4 L View FIGURES 4 , 7 L View FIGURES 7 ).

Male genitalia. Pygofer with short caudoventral process ( Fig. 23 H View FIGURES 23 ). Subgenital plate long, slightly broader medially and slightly narrowed apically, with a few short, fine setae laterally ( Fig. 23 E View FIGURES 23 ). Style short, broad in basal ½, apophysis short ( Fig. 23 F View FIGURES 23 ). Connective as long as wide at base ( Fig. 23 G View FIGURES 23 ). Aedeagus with shaft in lateral view angled dorsad near apex, with two subapical processes, distal process glabrous, proximal process short, 0.8x as long as distal process, trifurcate apically, bases of processes separated by a distance nearly half as long as length of distal process, gonopore arising distad of proximal process ( Figs. 23 View FIGURES 23 A–D).

Measurements. Male 6.7 mm long, 1.8 mm wide across eyes and 2.1 mm wide across posterolateral angles of pronotum.

Material examined. HOLOTYPE ♂, INDIA: Kerala: Nelliampathy , 08 0 51’10.04” N, 77 0 02’04.74” E, 158m, 11.v.2011, at Mercury vapour lamp, N. M. Meshram Coll. ( NPC). GoogleMaps  

Etymology. The name tridenta   is descriptive for the 3 branched proximal process of the aedeagus.

Remarks. Calodia tridenta   sp. nov. is similar to C. subcrista   and can be easily distinguished by the trifurcate proximal process ( Figs. 23 View FIGURES 23 A–D) of the aedeagus which is bifurcate ( Figs. 22 View FIGURES 22 A–D) in C. subcrista   .


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