Penthimia noctua Distant

Shobharani, M., Viraktamath, C. A. & Webb, M. D., 2018, Review of the leafhopper genus Penthimia Germar (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from the Indian subcontinent with description of seven new species, Zootaxa 4369 (1), pp. 1-45: 15

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4369.1.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/038EA103-FFAD-FFFA-FF0A-FBF40547F9FC

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scientific name

Penthimia noctua Distant
status

 

Penthimia noctua Distant 

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Penthimia noctua Distant 1918: 22  .

Shiny black with tegmina brownish hyline apically. Fore and middle legs yellowish variably tinged with brown, hind legs mainly dark brown.

Length. Female: 4.6mm

Type material examined. INDIA: lectotype ♀ P. noctua  (here designated): ‘Type H.T.’ ‘ Penthimia noctua Dist.  Type [hw]’ ‘Darjiling, Himalaya, Railway, 1600ft, 23.iv.15 ’,‘Distant coll. 1911-383’ (BMNH).

Remarks. This species was described from an unknown number of specimens (syntypic) with the following data: ‘Darjiling.’ The identity and therefore validity of the species (known only from the female) is uncertain. It is similar to several species all predominantly black with the apical area of the forewing paler and with a relatively slender body (see under P. curvata  ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Penthimia

Loc

Penthimia noctua Distant

Shobharani, M., Viraktamath, C. A. & Webb, M. D. 2018

2018
Loc

Penthimia noctua

Distant 1918: 22