Calodia neofusca, Meshram, 2019

Meshram, Naresh M., 2019, Leafhopper tribe Coelidiini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Coelidiinae) of the Indian subcontinent, Zootaxa 4653 (1), pp. 1-91: 11-12

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4653.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:FCDFD71B-D7AD-480D-A8CA-18297FD8D5EC

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5191053

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/CD4987FE-4A66-E016-FF0C-FA6DFD8AFD69

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Plazi

scientific name

Calodia neofusca
status

sp. nov.

Calodia neofusca   sp. nov.

Figs.1 View FIGURES 1 F–G, 4 F–G, 7 F–G, E, 10 A, 11 A–D, 19 A–H.

Male. Deep piceous throughout. Crown pale yellow. Eyes silvery white, ocelli transparent. Forewing piceous with narrow flavous band along costal margin, venation light brown. Apices of hind femur, tibiae and tarsomere black, macrosetae on hind tibiae dark brown to light brown ( Figs. 1 F View FIGURES 1 , 4 F View FIGURES 4 , 7 F View FIGURES 7 ).

Female. Similar in coloration to male but paler ( Figs. 1 G View FIGURES 1 , 4 G View FIGURES 4 , 7 G View FIGURES 7 ). Seventh sternite slightly convex medially ( Fig. 10 A View FIGURES 10 ).

Male genitalia. Pygofer without caudoventral process, small lobe on caudodorsal margin ( Fig. 19 H View FIGURES 19 ). Subgenital plate long, broad medially, with small hair-like setae on outer lateral margin ( Fig. 19 E View FIGURES 19 ). Style short and broad at base, blunt at apex ( Fig. 19 F View FIGURES 19 ). Connective as long as wide at base ( Fig. 19 G View FIGURES 19 ). Aedeagus slightly curved dorsally at apex in lateral view, with two subapical spine-like processes, distal process arising from lateral margin and directed basad and without secondary spines, proximal one with numerous long secondary spines throughout; gonopore small, subapical, arising distad of proximal process ( Figs. 19 View FIGURES 19 A–D).

Female genitalia. Valvula I, in lateral view, with apex acute; dorsal sculptured area confined to distal 1/3 ( Figs. 11 View FIGURES 11 A–B). Valvula II, somewhat sinuate in lateral view, toothed area occupying apical 1/3 (11 C–D).

Measurements. Male 8.1–8.2 mm long, 2.1 mm wide across eyes and 2.4 mm wide across posterolateral angles of pronotum. Female 8.6 mm long, 2.1 mm wide across eyes and 2.3 mm wide across poserolateral angles of pronotum.

Material examined. HOLOTYPE ♂, INDIA: Karnataka: Chettalli , 5.v.2011, at Mercury vapour lamp, N. M. Meshram Coll. ( NPC)   . Paratypes: Kerala: 1♂, Nelliampathy , 11.v.2011, Piper nigrum, N. M. Meshram Coll.   ( NPC)   ; Karnataka: 5♂, Makuta , iv.2005, Vateria indica   canopy, Y.B. Srinivasa   ; 3♀, Chikkamagalur, Malayamarutha , 12.v.2011, sweepnet, ex Ziziphus mauritiana, Yeshwanth, H.M     .; 1♂, Jog Falls , 9.v.1976, B. Mallik ( USAB)   .

Etymology. The species name is descriptive for its superficial resemblance to C. fusca (Melichar)   .

Remarks. This species closely resembles C. fusca   in the structure of the male genitalia but can be easily distinguished by the presence of numerous long spines in the distal ¾ of the proximal process of the aedeagus ( Fig.19 B View FIGURES 19 ) compared to only distal ½ in C. fusca   ( Fig. 14 F View FIGURES 14 ). The subgenital plate lacks an apical spine in C. neofusca   ( Fig. 19 E View FIGURES 19 ) but a spine is present in C. fusca   .

NPC

National Pusa Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Calodia