Harasupia lyrata, 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 : 18

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https://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.2952.1.1



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Harasupia lyrata

sp. nov.

Harasupia lyrata , sp. nov.

( Plate 1G, Figs. 48–56)

Length. Male 6.50–8.50 mm., female unknown.

External morphology. Large, robust species. General color dark brown to black; forewings with large ochraceous spot on apex of clavus; crown ochraceous, 2 dark brown, broad longitudinal bands medially on disk; eyes black ( Plate 1G); face ochraceous, broad black longitudinal band on lateral margins of clypeus, extending distally, joined at apex; clypellus with medial ochraceous spots apically and basally. Head distinctly narrower than pronotum, anterior margin obtusely rounded; crown very broad, about 1/3 wider than width of eyes, produced distally about 1/3 of entire median length, lateral margins convergent basally, foveate on each side of middle, disk finely striate longitudinally; pronotum large, about equal in length of crown, surface smoothly rugulose transversely, sparsely bullated, finely setaceous; mesonotum very large, about half again as long as pronotum; forewings long, very broad, 3 anteapical cells present, outer one closed; clypeus very long, narrow, lateral margins broadly convex; median longitudinal carina faint; clypellus short, less than 1/3 as long as clypeus, narrow, lateral margins parallel in basal ¾, apex expanded laterally.

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view subtriangulate, small lobe with setae on caudodorsal margin ( Fig. 48); right subgenital plate long, narrow, sinuate, setaceous in distal 2/5 ( Fig. 49); style shorter than aedeagus, apophysis long, very narrow, slightly inflated apically ( Figs. 50, 51); aedeagus long with shaft bifurcate at middle, in lateral view, ventral bifurcation inflated medially with dorsal spines, 4 subapical spines, one very long projecting anteriorly, dorsal bifurcation glabrous, in dorsal view very broad medially, lyrate from base to apex ( Figs. 52, 53); connective lying dorsad of base of aedeagus ( Fig. 54), nearly T-shaped, narrow membrane, rib absent, stem short, bulbous apically ( Fig. 55); dorsal connective long, apical half expanded, base broad ( Fig. 56).

Material examined. Holotype male. MEXICO: Mich., Hiway 15, 3 mi. SE Tuxpan, 6500’, 15 Aug 1982, C. W. & L. O’Brien, G. W. Wibmer ( NMNH) . Paratypes. 1 male, same data as holotype ( MLBM) , 1 male, Mexico city, El Pedrigal, D. F. 2340 m., 4 Sep 1982, C. & L. O’Brien, G. Wibmer ( MLBM) .

Etymology. The name is descriptive for the configuration of the ventral bifurcation of the aedeagus.

Remarks. This species is very near to H. pustulata ( Figs. 131, 132, Nielson, 1979) and can be distinguished by the inflated ventral arm of the bifurcated aedeagus in lateral view ( Fig. 53), by the sinuate plate (49) and the slightly inflated apex of the style in dorsal view (51).


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