Panolidia minuta, 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 : 29

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Panolidia minuta

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Panolidia minuta , sp. nov.

( Plate 2D, Figs. 93–100)

Length. Male 6.80 mm., female unknown.

External morphology. Medium sized, slender species. General color concolorous dark brown to black; forewings grayish black except for brown clavus, costal area and apex; mesonotum, pronotum and crown brown; eyes light yellowish ( Plate 2D); face light yellow. Head nearly as wide as pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded; crown broad, slightly wider than width of eyes, produced anteriorly about ¼ of entire median length, lateral margins nearly parallel, disk flat; pronotum slightly longer than crown; mesonotum large, twice as long as pronotum; forewings long, broad, 3 anteapical cells present, outer one closed; clypeus long, very broad, lateral margins broadly convex, median longitudinal carina faint; clypellus about 1/3 as long as clypeus, narrow, apex flared.

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view small, triangulate, few short setae on caudoventral margin ( Fig. 93); right subgenital plate long, narrow, few stout setae apically on inner lateral margin ( Fig. 94); style long, about as long as aedeagus, apophysis slender ( Figs. 95, 96); aedeagus long, very slender, tubular, apex curved dorsally in lateral view, gonopore subapical on ventral margin ( Figs. 97, 98); connective small, nearly T-shaped, without membrane, stem very short; ( Fig. 99); dorsal connective long, narrow ( Fig. 100).

Material examined. Holotype male. COLOMBIA: Bolivar , SFF, Los Colorados La Suiris, 9º54’N – 75º7’W, 126 m., Malaise, 12/2/00–12/16/00, E. Duelufeut, leg., M. 945 ( IAHC). GoogleMaps

Etymology. The name is descriptive for the small pygofer and connective. The aedeagal shaft is unusually narrow.

Remarks. This species is nearest to P. melanota ( Figs. 100–105, Nielson, 1979) and can be separated by the smaller genitalia structures and much fewer and shorter setae on the pygofer ( Figs. 94–101).