Licontinia multisetacea, 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 : 23-27

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Licontinia multisetacea

sp. nov.

Licontinia multisetacea , sp. nov.

( Plate 2B, Figs. 78–84)

Length. 8.80–9.00 mm., female unknown.

External morphology. Large, robust species. General color black and yellow; forewings concolorous black; scutellum black, lateral margins bordered by narrow, pale ivory to light brown stripe; pronotum black, brown yel low transverse band on anterior margin; crown black with broad, transverse yellow band near middle near middle, continuing ventrally to antennal sockets; eyes dark brown to gray, narrow, pale yellow stripe bordering basal margin, continuing ventrally below eyes ( Plate 2B). Head narrower than pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded; crown broad, about as wide as width of eyes, produced anteriorly about ¼ of entire length; lateral margins slightly convergent basally, disk flat, depressed; eyes large, semiglobular; pronotum short, shorter than median length of crown; mesonotum large, over twice as long as median length of pronotum; forewings long, narrow, 3 anteapical cells present, outer one closed; clypeus long, broad, lateral margins broadly convex; clypellus about 1/3 as long as clypeus, narrow, apex expanded.

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view narrow, caudodorsal lobe small, apex truncate, caudoventral process short, slightly bulbous apically (Fig. 78); left subgenital plate very long, narrow, broadly curved, setaceous on outer lateral margin in distal half (Fig. 79); style short, not as long as aedeagus, apophysis very narrow (Figs. 80, 81); aedeagus long, tubular, curve dorsally at apical 1/ 5 in lateral view, numerous, long setae along middle of shaft, gonopore medial (Figs. 82, 83); connective broadly Y-shaped, membrane present, stem short, broad in dorsal view (Fig. 84); dorsal connective very long, narrow throughout (Fig. 82).

Material examined. Holotype male. COLOMBIA: Narino, R.N. La planada, Centro Administrativo , 1º 15’N – 78º15’W, 1700 m., Red 09/08/2004 – 12/08/2004, D. Arias, Leg. M. 4901 ( IAHC) GoogleMaps . Paratypes. 1 male, same data as holotype ( UK) GoogleMaps , 1 male, same data as holotype except Riv. La Planada Parcela Permente , 1º5’N – 78º15’W, 1885 m., 16 Jul 07–2 Aug 01, M. 2400, Malaise, G. Oliva ( MLBM) GoogleMaps .

Etymology. The name is descriptive for the numerous setae on the aedeagal shaft.

Remarks. This species is closest to L. elegans (Spångberg) (Figs. 531, 532, Nielson,1979) in male genitalia features and can be distinguished by the semibulbous, caudoventral pygofer process (Fig. 79) and by the longer setae of the aedeagus that reach the gonopore (Figs. 83, 84). The yellow transverse bands on the crown, pronotum and mesonotum in L. multisetacea are not present in L. elegans .