Stalolidia ecuadorensis, 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 : 36-40

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Stalolidia ecuadorensis

sp. nov.

Stalolidia ecuadorensis , sp. nov.

( Plate 3A, Figs. 133–140)

Length. Male 8.50 mm., female unknown.

External morphology. Large, robust species. General color black and yellow; forewings black, 2 broken transverse, translucent bands, veins marked with small, yellow spots; mesonotum yellow with large black marking medially and on lateral angles; pronotum black with numerous yellow spots, nearly contiguous along anterior margin; crown yellow with few yellow spots; eyes dark brown ( Plate 3A); face black and yellow; clypeus black with short, yellow transverse line on lateral margins, few yellow spots medially; clypellus black with short yellow stripe laterally, yellow medially; lora and gena yellow. Head narrower than pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded; crown broad, greater than width of eyes, produced about ¼ entire median length, lateral margins parallel, foveate medially; pronotum slightly longer than median length of crown, surface bullated; mesonotum large, about twice as long as median length of pronotum; forewing 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 in lateral view large, subquadrate in outline, caudoventral process short, large, lobate, recessed behind pygofer wall ( Fig. 133); right subgenital plate very long, narrow, broadly convex, setaceous apically ( Fig. 134); style nearly as long as aedeagus, narrow, prominent, angulate lobe medially in lateral view, narrowed and pointed in distal ¼ ( Figs. 135, 136); aedeagus long, in ventral view, tubular in basal 3/5, subrectangulate in apical 2/5, in lateral view tubular in basal 4/5, lobate in distal 1/5, numerous short to long setae in basal half, long subapical spine armed with distal spines in lateral view ( Figs. 137, 138); connective broadly Y-shaped, median rib and membrane absent, stem short, apex globular ( Fig. 139); dorsal connective long, strap-shaped ( Fig. 140).

Material examined. Holotype male. ECUADOR: Provincia de Francisco de Orellana, Yasuni National Park , 500º40.478’W–076º23.866‘, 27 IV 2005, C. R. Bartlett, N. Nazdrowicz, D. Chang, ex. Sweeping / Day ( NMNH).

Etymology. The species name is geographical for the country of Ecuador.

Remarks. The species is related to S. semiovata and can be distinguished by the subrectangulate aedeagus in distal 1/3 ( Fig. 138) and the convex subgenital plate ( Fig. 134).


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