Olidiana unidenta, Meshram, 2019

Meshram, Naresh M., 2019, Leafhopper tribe Coelidiini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Coelidiinae) of the Indian subcontinent, Zootaxa 4653 (1), pp. 1-91: 25

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.5191102

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/CD4987FE-4A74-E005-FF0C-FE25FB21FB4D

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Plazi

scientific name

Olidiana unidenta
status

sp.nov.

Olidiana unidenta   sp.nov.

Figs. 2 M View FIGURES 2 , 5 M View FIGURES 5 , 8 L View FIGURES 8 , 39 View FIGURES 39 A–I.

Male. Uniformly ochraceous brown; frontoclypeus reddish brown with median ochraceous stripe, infuscated aterally along frontal surures; clypellus reddish brown in basal half. Forewing venation dark brown with yellow speckles. Hind femur with apices, tibia and tarsal segments black, setae on hind tibia pale yellow ( Figs. 2 M View FIGURES 2 , 5 M View FIGURES 5 , 8 L View FIGURES 8 ).

Male genitalia. Pygofer with long, narrow, sharply pointed caudoventral process (not reaching dorsal margin) ( Figs. 39 View FIGURES 39 H–I). Subgenital plate long, broad basally, slightly narrowed apically, with small hair-like setae on lateral margin ( Fig.39 E View FIGURES 39 ). Style more or less L-shaped, apophysis as long as the basal width, in lateral view narrowed ( Fig. 39 F View FIGURES 39 ). Connective Y-shaped, wider basally than long ( Fig. 39 G View FIGURES 39 ). Aedeagus with angular projection at midlength visible in dorsal view, with short lateral subapical process bearing very fine teeth in distal half, gonopore arising at about 1/3 distal length of shaft and opening laterally ( Figs. 39 View FIGURES 39 A–D).

Measurements. Male 6.5−6.7 mm long, 1.8 mm wide across eyes and 2.0 mm wide across posterolateral angles of pronotum.

Material examined. HOLOTYPE ♂, INDIA: Assam: Margherita , 163.5m, 27 0 15’47.4” N, 095 0 45’59.8” E, 14.ix.2014, sweep net, Yeshwanth H.M. ( USAB) GoogleMaps   . PARATYPE: INDIA: Assam: 1 ♂   , West Bengal, Sukna , 1.xi.1981, S. Viraktamath ( NPC)   .

Etymology. The species name is descriptive for the angulate projection at midlength of aedeagal shaft.

Remarks. O. unidenta   sp. nov. resembles O. perbrevis (Nielson)   in the structure of the aedeagus but can be easily distinguished by the angulate projection at the shaft midlength ( Fig. 39 A View FIGURES 39 ) and by the caudoventral pygofer process which is shorter and not exceeding the caudodorsal margin of pygofer ( Fig. 39 I View FIGURES 39 ).

NPC

National Pusa Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Olidiana