Bolidiana elongata, 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 : 17

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Bolidiana elongata

sp. nov.

Bolidiana elongata , sp. nov.

( Plate 1F, Figs. 40–47)

Length. Male 8.00 mm., female unknown.

External morphology. Moderately large, robust species. General color concolorous dark brown to black and yellow; forewings dark brown, veins black; mesonotum black; pronotum black, broad suffused, medial transverse yellow band on each side of middle; crown yellow; eyes translucent ( Plate 1F); face yellow; clypeus yellow tinged with brown lateral stripe, short, dark brown stripe below antennal sockets. Head narrower than pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded; crown broad, wider than width of eyes, produced anteriorly about ¼ entire median length, lateral margins nearly parallel, disk slightly foveate on each side of middle; eyes large, nearly globular; pronotum about as long as crown, surface finely bullated; mesonotum large, nearly twice as long as pronotum; forewings long, broad, 3 anteapical cells present, outer one closed, very short, less than ½ as long as middle cell; clypeus long, broad, lateral margins broadly convex, median longitudinal carina present but very faint; clypellus short, about ¼ as long as clypeus, narrow basally, flared distally.

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view broad in distal ¾, caudal margin angulate with tuft of short setae distally (Fig. 40); right subgenital plate long, narrow, setaceous in distal 1/5 (Fig. 41); style long, slightly longer than aedeagus, sinuate in dorsal view, apophysis attenuated in lateral view (Figs. 42, 43); aedeagus long, tubular, sinuate in lateral view, with prominent long curved spine medially, tuft of short spines below (Figs. 44, 45); connective broadly Y-shaped, short stem, ribbed medially, membranous on each side of middle (Fig. 46); dorsal connective long, narrow (Fig. 47).

Material examined. Holotype male. COLOMBIA: Meta, PNN, Macarana Cabãna Cerrillo , 3º21’N – 73º56W, 460 m., 3 Jan 02-3 Jan 02, M.2613. Pan trap, D. Campos. ( IAHC). GoogleMaps

Etymology. The name is descriptive for the very long, slender curved spine on the middle of the aedeagal shaft.

Remarks. B. elongata is nearest to B. aurata and can be easily distinguished from all other species of Bolidiana by the very long spine on the aedeagus (Fig. 44).