Bolidiana trisetacea, Nielson, 2011

Nielson, M. W., 2011, Tribe Teruliini: new genera and new species of Neotropical leafhoppers with a revised key to genera and species, new records and notes on distribution and taxonomy (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Coelidiinae), Zootaxa 2795 (1), pp. 1-45 : 13

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Bolidiana trisetacea

sp. nov.

Bolidiana trisetacea sp. nov.

( Plate 1E, Figs. 33–39)

Length. Male 7.80 mm., female unknown.

External morphology. Moderate sized, robust species. General color concolorous black, except for yellow costa on forewings and yellow crown ( Plate 1E); face yellow and black, clypeus and genae yellow, clypellus and lorae black. Head broad, nearly as wide as pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded; crown broad, about as wide as width of eyes, slightly produced anteriorly, disk flat, lateral margins convergent basally; eyes large, nearly globular; pronotum slightly longer than crown, surface bullated; mesonotum large, about twice as long as pronotum; forewings long, broad, 3 anteapical cells present, outer one closed; clypeus long, broad, median longitudinal carina very faint; clypellus short, about as 1/3 long as clypeus, lateral margins broadly expanded in distal half.

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view elongate, distal half broad with large tuft of setae on caudoventral margin ( Fig. 33); right subgenital plate very long, slender, setaceous in distal 1/5 ( Fig. 34); style long, about as long as aedeagus, robust, distal ¼ curved, attenuated in lateral view ( Figs.35, 36); aedeagus long, narrow, tubular, with 3 moderately long, medial spines, row of very short spines distad and adjacent to medial spines ( Figs. 37. 38); connective broadly Y-shaped, stem very short, medial rib present, membranous on each side of middle; dorsal connective long, narrow ( Fig. 39).

Material examined. Holotype male. FRENCH GUIANA: Amazon Nature Lodge , 30 km., SE. Roura on Kew Rd., 10-18-IV-2007, NO 4°33.3570’– WO52° 12.433’., 300 ft., UV Light trap, D.G. Hall & J. E. Eger coll. ( NMNH)

Etymology. The name is descriptive for the 3 medial spines on the shaft of the aedeagus.

Remarks. From B. trivirga Nielson (Fig. 1257, Nielson, 1979) to which it is similar in some male genitalia characters, B. trisetacea can be distinguish by the more robust styles ( Figs. 35, 36) and narrower aedeagal shaft in distal half ( Figs. 37, 38)


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