Xenovarta

Xing, Jichun, 2018, Key to species of the genus Xenovarta Viraktamath (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) with description of a new species from China, Zootaxa 4441 (1), pp. 195-200: 196

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4441.1.12

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:42436967-38C0-4F70-B65C-10566D343D72

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038887AC-EF4A-FF94-FF06-FEBBFA63FC4C

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Plazi

scientific name

Xenovarta
status

 

Key to males of Xenovarta 

1. Aedeagal shaft symmetrical............................................................................. 2

- Aedeagal shaft asymmetrical............................................................................ 5

2. Aedeagus cylindrical  , without processes, with large subapical gonopore................................. X. cylindrica 

- Aedeagus either compressed or with processes.............................................................. 3

3. Aedeagal shaft without pair of processes, distal part foot-shaped...................................... X. compressa 

- Aedeagal shaft with pair of processes...................................................................... 4

4. Aedeagal shaft with pair of distally hooked basal processes.............................................. X. acuta 

- Aedeagal shaft with pair of subapical processes........................................................... X. lui

5. Aedeagus with well-developed dorsal process near midlength........................................ X. longicornis 

- Aedeagus without dorsal process near midlength............................................................. 6

6. Pygofer side with posterodorsally directed process at ventroposterior margin....................................... 7

- Pygofer side without process at ventroposterior margin........................................................ 8

7. Aedeagal shaft with small spine subapically......................................................... X. subulata 

- Aedeagal shaft with a large retrorse spine subapically ( Figs.7, 8 View Figure )...................................... X. lii  sp. nov.

8. Subgenital plate very short with heavily sclerotized caudo-lateral marginal pad; aedeagal shaft not twisted at mid length, one process of shaft pointed, other hooklike............................................................ X. harpago 

- Subgenital plate moderately long with small sclerotized dorsal pad; aedeagal shaft twisted at mid length................. 9

9. Aedeagal shaft with sickle-shaped subapical process................................................... X. falcata Aedeagal  shaft with two asymmetrically curved fingerlike processes..................................... X. ankusha