Mahellus distanti Nielson

Meshram, Naresh M., 2019, Leafhopper tribe Coelidiini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Coelidiinae) of the Indian subcontinent, Zootaxa 4653 (1), pp. 1-91: 18

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3510772

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/CD4987FE-4A7D-E00C-FF0C-FCD8FB46FA9E

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scientific name

Mahellus distanti Nielson
status

 

Mahellus distanti Nielson  

Figs. 28 View FIGURES 28 A–F.

Mahellus distanti Nielson 1982: 86   , Figs. 264−269; 2015: 35; Viraktamath & Meshram 2017: 273 View Cited Treatment , 279, Figs. 3−7 View FIGURES 3 View FIGURES 4 View FIGURES 5 View FIGURES 6 View FIGURES 7 , 11−16 View FIGURES 11 View FIGURES 12 View FIGURES 13 View FIGURES 14 View FIGURES 15 View FIGURES 16 , 18−31 View FIGURES 18 View FIGURES 19 View FIGURES 20 View FIGURES 21 View FIGURES 22 View FIGURES 23 View FIGURES 24 View FIGURES 25 View FIGURES 26 View FIGURES 27 View FIGURES 28 View FIGURES 29 View FIGURES 30 View FIGURES 31 , 48−49 View FIGURES 48 View FIGURES 49 , 51 View FIGURES 51 .

Material examined. INDIA: Maharashtra: 1♂, 4♀, Matheran , 915 M, 23.xi.1977, C. A. Viraktamath   . Karnataka: 1♂, 22 Km, S. Bangalore , 22.v.1977, C. A. Viraktamath   ; 2♂, Hunsur , 18.i.1978, C. A. Viraktamath   ; 2♂, Banerghat- ta, 22.v.1977,C. A. Viraktamath; 1♂, 1♀, Chickballapur , 01.x.2015, M. Shobharani   ; 1♀, 24 Km, W. Mudigree , 21.ix.1978, C. A. Viraktamath   . Tamil Nadu: 1♀, 64 Km , E Kollegal, 9.viii.1977, C. A. Viraktamath   ; 1♀, Shevroy Hills , 21.ix.1978, C. A. Viraktamath   . Kerala: 1♂, 1♀, Maraiyur , 24.iii.1977, C. A. Viraktamath ( USAB)   .

Remarks. Nielson (1982) adequately described and illustrated the species based on males from Nilgiri Hills. Viraktamath and Meshram (2017) provided digital photos of the habitus and male and female genitalia of the species in addition to giving new locality records. M. distanti   differs from the remaining three species of the genus in having a more robust aedeagal shaft and the processes adpressed to the shaft ( Figs. 28 View FIGURES 28 D–F) compared to the more slender aedeagal shaft and the processes oriented away from the shaft in the other species ( Figs. 28 View FIGURES 28 K–M).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Mahellus

Loc

Mahellus distanti Nielson

Meshram, Naresh M. 2019
2019
Loc

Mahellus distanti Nielson 1982: 86

Viraktamath, C. A. & Meshram, N. M. 2017: 273
Nielson, M. W. 1982: 86
1982