Jalorpa constricta, 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 : 21-23

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



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Jalorpa constricta

sp. nov.

Jalorpa constricta sp. nov.

( Plate 1I, Figs. 64–70)

Length male. 7.70 mm., female unknown.

External morphology. Moderate size, robust species. General color concolorous dark brown to black; crown with T-shaped yellow marking medially; eyes translucent, outlined with yellow ( Plate 1I); face black with narrow, yellow band on anterior border of clypeus. Head narrower than pronotum, anterior margin broadly angulate; crown broad, about as wide as width of eyes, produced distally about ¼ of entire length, lateral margins nearly parallel, disk sculptured; eyes large, elongate ovoid; pronotum slightly longer than crown, surface bullated; mesonotum large, about 1/3 times longer than pronotum; forewings long, broad, 3 anteapical cells present, outer one closed; clypeus long, broad, lateral margins convex, distinct median longitudinal carina; clypellus short, about half as long clypeus, narrow basally, flared distally.

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view with 2 prominent caudal processes ( Fig. 64); right subgenital plate long, broad, pilose over entire surface ( Fig. 65); style long, about as long as aedeagus, expanded in apical 1/5, small flange subapically on lateral margin ( Figs. 66, 67); aedeagus long, shaft constricted near middle in dorsal view, shaft very broad subbasally to subapically, gonopore submedial on ventral margin ( Figs. 68, 69); connective broadly Y-shaped, stem short, medial and rib and membrane absent ( Fig. 69); dorsal connective short, plate like, base broad ( Fig. 70).

Material examined. COLOMBIA: Amazonas , PNN, Amacayacu, Cabaña Lorena, 3º70’S– 69º59’W, 210 m., 27 Aug 01–1 Sep 01, M. 2237, Malaise, D. Campos. ( IAHC) .

Etymology. The name is descriptive for the medial constricted aedeagal shaft.

Remarks. This species can be easily separated from J. larseni by the constricted aedeagus and the pilose, subgenital plate ( Figs. 69, 70, 66).