Docalidia dennisi, Nielson, 2011

Nielson, M. W., 2011, New species in the Neotropical genus Docalidia with a key to known species, notes on distribution, taxonomy and a synoptic catalogue of the genus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Coelidiinae: Teruliini) 2952, Zootaxa 2952 (1), pp. 1-86 : 35

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Docalidia dennisi

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Docalidia dennisi , sp. nov.

(Plate IIE, Figs. 100–107 View FIGURES 100–107 )

Length. Male 7.90 mm., female unknown

External morphology. Moderately large, robust species. General color of dorsum light brown to black; forewings nearly concolorous light brown, with short, broad,transverse, patchy band basally and medially; mesonotum and pronotum reddish brown; eyes translucent (Plate IIE); face black, 3 small orange spots on clypeus, orange marking in basal half of lateral margins and midline.

Head narrower than pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded; crown broad, about as wide as eye, lateral margins convergent basally, disk foveate on each side of middle; pronotum about as long as crown, surface bullated; mesonotum large, about twice as long as pronotum; forewings long, broad, venation typical; eyes large, semiglobular, occupying about 2/3 of entire dorsal area of head; clypeus long, broad, lateral margins broadly convex, median longitudinal carina very prominent; clypellus about 1/3 as long as clypeus, narrow, median longitudinal ridge inflated in basal half, lateral margins expanded apically.

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view large, caudodorsal process of pygofer very long, attenuated sharply at apex, caudoventral process absent ( Fig. 100 View FIGURES 100–107 ); segment X very long with ventral process extending beyond dorsal apex ( Fig. 100 View FIGURES 100–107 ); right subgenital plate long, broad, glabrous ( Fig. 101 View FIGURES 100–107 ); right style about as long as aedeagus, rather robust with row on teeth in distal half, length reduced toward apex (Figs. 102,103); aedeagus long, tubular, with moderately long, subapical process, gonopore medial, exiting ventrally ( Figs. 104, 105 View FIGURES 100–107 ); connective nearly Tshaped, arms curved apically, membrane present, medial ridge exending anteriorly, stem moderately long, narrow ( Fig. 106 View FIGURES 100–107 ); dorsal connective short, broad basally, narrowed toward apex ( Fig. 107 View FIGURES 100–107 ).

Material examined. Holotype male. COLOMBIA: Putumayo, PNN, La Paya, Cabaña La Paya , 0º2’S. 75º12’W., 330 m., Malaise, 5/9/02–5/15/02, L. Magno, leg. M. 3166, (HB) GoogleMaps . Paratype. 1 male, COLOMBIA: Putumayo, La Paya Cabaña, La Paya , 0º7’S. 74º56’ W., 320 m GoogleMaps ., 16 Dec 01-3- Dec -1, M. 2796, Malaise, E. Lozano ( MLBM) .

Etymology. The species is named for Harvey Dennis, long time friend and professional colleague.

Remarks. This species is similar to D. crista ( Nielson, 1982h: 296) in style configuration and can be separated by lack of caudoventral process of the pygofer and presence of ventral process on segment X.