Virganana maculata DeLong & Thambimuttu,

Zahniser, James N., 2021, Revision of the New World leafhopper tribe Faltalini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) and the evolution of brachyptery, Zootaxa 4954 (1), pp. 1-160: 139-140

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4954.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4691005

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scientific name

Virganana maculata DeLong & Thambimuttu
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Virganana maculata DeLong & Thambimuttu 

( Figs. 15View FIGUIRE 15, 89–90View FIGUIRE 89View FIGUIRE 90)

Virganana maculata DeLong & Thambimuttu, 1973: 169  , 171 [original description, illustration, morphology; Zanol, 2008: 71 [catalogue]; Zahniser, 2007 [online catalogue]; Freytag & Gaiani, 2017 [online catalogue]

Diagnosis. This species can be distinguished from V. herbida  by the characters in the key above. Male, 3.5–3.7 mm. Female, 4.3–4.5 mm.

Material Examined. 3♂ paratypes: CHILE, Arauco Prov., Contula , 22–23-XII-1967, D.M. DeLong & T. Cekalovic [ OSUC]  . 1♂, CHILE: Region VIII Bio-Bio, Route 160 15 km S San Pedro, 36º54’30.2”S 73º08’2.5”W, alt. 400m, degraded Matorral [old pasture, late succession], 20-I-2006, J.R. CryanGoogleMaps  . 2♂, 2♀, CHILE, Malleco Prov., Nahuelbuta, Vegas Blancas , Los Corrales , 37º48’S 72º52’W, 950mGoogleMaps  ., 25–26-I-2017, J.F. Campodonico leg., sweep netting. [ USNM]  .

Distribution. V. maculata  is known from the Chilean provinces of Arauco and Malleco.

Remarks. Additional specimens examined here revealed more color variation in this species than was previously known from the type series. DeLong & Thambimuttu (1973) used the darker coloration of their specimens, in part, to distinguish this species from V. herbida  , but a pale female specimen of V. maculata  examined here suggests that the degree of brown coloration is not by itself able to distinguish the two species. The subgenital plate figured by DeLong & Thambimuttu (1973, Fig. 29View FIGUIRE 29) appears to be inaccurate, and is drawn much longer than specimens examined here, including paratypes ( Fig. 89FView FIGUIRE 89).

OSUC

Oregon State University

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Virganana

Loc

Virganana maculata DeLong & Thambimuttu

Zahniser, James N. 2021
2021
Loc

Virganana maculata

Zanol, K. M. R. 2008: 71
DeLong, D. M. & Thambimuttu, C. C. 1973: 169
1973