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 : 44

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Stalolidia clava, sp. nov.

( Plate 3D, Figs. 157–164)

Length. Male 8.50 mm., female unknown.

External morphology. Moderately large, robust species. General color dark brown and yellow with numerous yellow markings; forewings dark brown, veins marked with short, elongate yellow spots, large yellow spots forming broken transverse band below mesonotum and subapically, numerous small yellow spot basally and apically; mesonotum yellow with irregular shaped black spots medially and basally; pronotum black with numerous contiguous, yellow spots; crown yellow, large black spots on anterior margin, small spots below; eyes dark brown ( Plate 3D); face pale yellow, numerous black reticulations on middle of clypeus, bordered by short transverse black line; clypellus bordered by black stripe; lora and gena with black markings. Head narrower than pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded; crown broad, wider than width of eyes, produce anteriorly about 1/4 entire median length, lateral margins parallel, foveate on each side of middle; pronotum about as long as crown, surface bullated; mesonotum large, nearly twice as long as pronotum; forewings long, narrow, 3 anteapical cells present, outer one closed; clypeus long, broad, lateral margins broadly convex, median longitudinal carina very evident; clypellus about 1/3 as long as clypeus, broad, inflated basomedially.

Male genitalia. Pygofer subquadrate, caudoventral process long, broad ( Fig. 157); right subgenital plate very long, narrow, slightly curved, apex setaceous ( Fig. 158); style long, shorter than aedeagus, narrow, medial lobe on lateral margin, attenuate distally ( Figs. 159, 160); aedeagus long, tubular in lateral view, enlarged in distal half in ventral view, numerous short to long spines on lateral margins, gonopore medial, exiting ventrally ( Figs. 161, 162); connective broadly Y-shaped, arms narrow, membrane absent, stem short, bulbus apically ( Fig. 163); dorsal connective short, narrow ( Figs. 164).

Material examined. Holotype male. BRAZIL: Rondonia, 62 km. SE Ariquemes, 13–25 Apr 1992, W. J. Hanson, ( NMNH).

Etymology. The name is descriptive for the club like shape of the aedeagus in ventral view.

Remarks. This species is related to S. ecuadorensis and can be distinguished by the configuration of the aedeagus ( Figs. 161, 162).


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