Trinoridia saraikela, Meshram, 2019

Meshram, Naresh M., 2019, Leafhopper tribe Coelidiini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Coelidiinae) of the Indian subcontinent, Zootaxa 4653 (1), pp. 1-91: 32

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Trinoridia saraikela

sp. nov.

Trinoridia saraikela   sp. nov.

Figs. 3 I View FIGURES 3 , 6 I View FIGURES 6 , 9 G View FIGURES 9 , 48 View FIGURES 48 A–G.

Male. Dark brown with pale brown spots throughout. Crown pale brown, frontoclypeus and clypellus dark brown speckled with pale spots. Eyes reddish brown, ocelli black. Forewing veins brown, speckled with pale brown. Hind femur black and hind tibiae black with brown setae ( Figs. 3 I View FIGURES 3 , 6 I View FIGURES 6 , 9 G View FIGURES 9 ).

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view triangular (in Fig. 48 G View FIGURES 48 , basiventral part of pygofer is broken), setose throughout, with small ventral digitate process ( Fig. 48 G View FIGURES 48 ). Subgenital plate long, slightly narrowed distally with rounded apex, setose throughout ( Fig. 48 D View FIGURES 48 ). Styles asymmetrically developed, left style shorter than right, with broad base, apophysis twisted with acute apex, right style with broad base and apex of apophysis beak-like ( Fig. 48 F View FIGURES 48 ). Connective longer than wide at base with distinct median ledge not reaching anterior margin ( Fig. 48 E View FIGURES 48 ). Aedeagus, slightly curved in distal 1/ 3 in lateral aspect, with three subapical processes, two processes of subequal length and glabrous, arising on lateral margin and one long and broad subapical process with numerous strong secondary spines laterally at apical ¾, dorsal connective sinuated, gonopore extended into the larger process and opens slightly before the distal end ( Figs. 48 View FIGURES 48 A–B).

Measurements. Male 6.2−6.3 mm long, 1.7 mm wide across eyes and 2.0 mm wide across posterolateral angles of pronotum.

Material examined. HOLOTYPE ♂, INDIA: Jharkhand: Saraikela , 17.xi.2011, A. K. Dubey ( NPC). PARA- TYPES: 2 ♂, same data as holotype ( NPC, UASB).  

Etymology. This species is named after its type locality and to be treated as noun in apposition.

Remarks. T. saraikela   sp. nov. resembles T. tripectinata   but can be differentiated by the relative lengths of the three subapical processes on the aedeagal shaft and by the strongly asymmetrical styles (symmetrical in T. tripectinata   ). In the new species, the shorter processes are almost 1/3 as long as the longer process (subequal in T. tripectinata   ) and also as in the case of O. peniculata   and T. piperica   , in this species the gonopore opens on the longer subapical process of the shaft ( Fig. 48 B View FIGURES 48 ).


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