Singillatus parapectitus, Meshram, 2019

Meshram, Naresh M., 2019, Leafhopper tribe Coelidiini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Coelidiinae) of the Indian subcontinent, Zootaxa 4653 (1), pp. 1-91: 27

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Singillatus parapectitus

sp. nov.

Singillatus parapectitus   sp. nov.

Figs. 2 N View FIGURES 2 , 5 N View FIGURES 5 , 8 M View FIGURES 8 , 41 View FIGURES 41 A–G.

Male. Head yellow, crown with two black spots. Eyes grey with yellow border; ocelli black. Pronotum black. Forewing dark brown with yellow tinge, with narrow hyaline band along costal margin ( Figs. 2 N View FIGURES 2 , 5 N View FIGURES 5 , 8 M View FIGURES 8 ).

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view triangular with long, narrow caudoventral process with pointed apex not exceeding posterior dorsal angle ( Fig. 41 G View FIGURES 41 ). Subgenital plate long, with robust apical spine, sparsely setose apically ( Fig. 41 D View FIGURES 41 ). Style short, broad basally and apophysis slightly narrowed apically with rounded apex ( Fig.41 G View FIGURES 41 ). Connective longer than broad at base ( Fig. 41 F View FIGURES 41 ). Aedeagus with long subapical process at a distance equal to its length from apex, slightly sinuate, apex with four teeth, gonopore basad of aedeagal process on lateral margin ( Figs. 41 View FIGURES 41 A–C).

Measurements. Male 7.4 mm long, 1.8 mm wide across eyes and 2.2 mm wide across posterolateral angles of pronotum.

Material examined. HOLOTYPE ♂, INDIA: Arunachal Pradesh: Chidu , 28 0 11’50.5’’N, 095 0 47’03.7’’E, 414m, 10.ix.2014, Sweep net, Yeshwanth, H.M. ( UASB). GoogleMaps  

Etymology. The species is named for its external resemblance to Olidiana pectita (Distant)   .

Remarks. Singillatus parapectitus   sp. nov. externally resembles S. ventrospinatus (Nielson)   but differs in having the subgenital plate with an apical stout spine and the aedeagal shaft with a series of apical teeth.


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