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

publication ID

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

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5294732

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/039A020A-091B-464F-FF08-C89BFD0E21C8

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Harasupia lyrata
status

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).

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Harasupia