Hastalidia acinaca, 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

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

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Hastalidia acinaca

sp. nov.

Hastalidia acinaca , sp. nov.

( Plate 1H), Figs. 57–63)

Length. Male 6.20–6.80 mm., female unknown.

External morphology. Medium sized, robust species. General color fuscous with 2 broad, flavous, transverse bands on forewings, apex flavous to fuscous, face fuscous ( Plate 1H). Head large, nearly as wide as pronotum, anterior margin rounded; crown broad, wider than width of eyes, anterior margin slightly produce, disk depressed; eyes large, somewhat globular; pronotum large, length greater than median length of crown, inflated; mesonotum large, length greater than median length of pronotum; forewings long, broad, 3 anteapical cells present, outer one closed; clypellus moderately long, broad, with prominent median longitudinal carina; clypellus narrow, lateral margins converging apically.

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view narrow, with prominent, stout caudodorsal process, ( Fig. 57); right subgenital plate long, narrow, broadly curved, glabrous ( Fig. 58); style long, longer than aedeagus, robust ( Fig. 59); aedeagus short, tubular with narrow, circular apex ( Figs. 60); connective Y-shaped, stem short, without membrane medially ( Fig. 61); dorsal connective relatively short, broad in lateral view, very narrow, broad basally in dorsal view ( Figs. 61, 63).

Material examined. Holotype male. PERU: Madre de Dios, Rio Tambopata Res., 30 km. (air) SW. Pto Maldonado , 290 m., 12º50’S.– 69º20’W., 3-XI-1982, insect flight trap, R. C. Wilkerson ( NHNH) GoogleMaps . Paratypes, 4 males, same data as holotype ( FSU, MLBM) GoogleMaps .

Etymology. The name is descriptive for the shape of the pygofer caudal process.

Remarks. This species can easily be separated from H. plana ( Figs. 6, 7, Nielson, 1996) by the configurations of the pygofer ( Fig. 57) and aedeagus ( Figs. 60, 61).


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