Stalolidia bulbata, 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 : 33-36

publication ID

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

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5294753

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/039A020A-092A-467D-FF08-CCD4FD4926F8

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Stalolidia bulbata
status

sp. nov.

Stalolidia bulbata , sp. nov.

( Plate 2G, Figs. 117–123)

Length. Male 8.70–9.40 mm., female unknown.

External morphology. Large, robust species. General color dark brown to dark yellow, black markings on crown, pronotum and mesonotum, two broad transverse, translucent bands on middle of forewings, veins marked with small tannish spots ( Plate 2G); face dark yellow, clypeus with long black, lateral band on each side of median longitudinal carina and on lateral margins; clypellus with black basal band on each side of medial inflated ridged; lora black; gena black in basal half, irregular shaped, longitudinal black band under each eye. Head narrower than pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded; crown broader than width of eyes, produced distally slightly less than ¼ entire median length, lateral margins nearly parallel, disk flat; eyes large, elongate ovoid; pronotum large, longer than median length of crown, surface bullated; mesonotum large, about twice as long as pronotum; forewings long, broad, 3 anteapical cells present, outer one closed; clypeus long, broad, lateral margins nearly parallel, median longitudinal carina very prominent; clypeus short, about 1/3 as long as clypeus, inflated medially from base to near apes, apex flared apically.

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view large, triangulate, narrow transverse chitinized band subdorsally, long fused caudoventral process extending beyond apex of caudodorsal margin, setaceous apically ( Fig. 117); right subgenital plate long, broad, setaceous apically ( Fig. 118); style robust, about as long as aedeagus, bulbous apically with flange on lateral margin in dorsal view ( Figs. 119, 120); aedeagus long, narrow, tubular, base of shaft abruptly curved laterally in ventral view, several long setae near middle, few setae subapically, long submedial seta with secondary seta on apex ( Figs. 121, 122); connective broadly Y-shaped, arms robust, membrane absent, stem short, narrow ( Fig. 123); dorsal connective long, plate-like in ventral view ( Fig. 122).

Materal examined. Holotype male. PERU: Madre de Dios, Rio Tambopata Res. , 30 km. (Air) SW Pto. Maldonado, 290 m., 12º50’S – 60º20’W., 12-XI-1982, insect flight trap, R. C. Wilkerson ( NMNH) GoogleMaps . Paratypes. 13 males, same data as holotype, ( FSU, MLBM) GoogleMaps .

Etymology. The name is descriptive for the bulbous stylar apex.

Remarks. This species has no close relatives. The bulbous apex on the style ( Figs. 119, 120) and the peculiar transverse, chitinized band on the pygofer ( Fig. 118) are unusual and unprecedented for this genus. It is placed in Stalolidia provisionally with some reservations.

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

FSU

Jena Microbial Resource Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Stalolidia