Stalolidia lyrica, 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 : 40-44

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Stalolidia lyrica

sp. nov.

Stalolidia lyrica , sp. nov.

( Plate 3C, Figs. 149–156)

Length. Male 9.20 mm., female unknown.

External morphology. Large, robust species. General color dark brown to black with yellow spots and markings; forewings with 2, pale yellow, disconnected transverse bands, one below mesonotum, the other subapical, veins marked with small yellow spots; mesonotum black with small, yellow spots on anterior 2/3, entirely yellow on basal 1/3; pronotum black with numerous yellow spots; crown yellow; eyes translucent ( Plate 3C); face black with yellow spots and markings. Head narrower than pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded; crown broader than width of eyes, lateral margins parallel, foveate medially, pronotum slightly longer than crown; mesonotum large, about as long as pronotum; clypeus long, broad, lateral margins broadly convex, median longitudinal carina prominent; clypellus about 1/3 as long as clypeus; broad, inflated basomedially.

Male genitalia. Pygofer large, subquadrate, caudoventral process long, broad ( Fig. 149); right subgenital plate long, broadly convex, setaceous apically ( Fig. 150); style robust, about as long as aedeagus, triangulate lobe on middle in dorsal view, attenuated in apical half ( Figs. 151, 152); aedeagus inflated medially in lateral view, broad in dorsal view, excavated medially in dorsal view, with numerous long setae on margins on an oblique longitudinal line medially in dorsal view ( Figs. 153, 154); connective broadly Y-shaped, membrane absent, stem very short, semibulbous apically ( Fig. 155); dorsal connective long, narrow ( Fig. 156).

Materials examined. Holotype male. BOLIVIA: Dpto. La Paz, Prov. Nor Yungas, Pacallo , 16.206ºS – 67.793ºW, 29-IV-2005, S. M. Clark & R. G. Johnson ( NMNH). GoogleMaps

Etymology. The name is descriptive for the lyrate shaped aedeagus in lateral view.

Remarks. This species is nearest to S. clava and can be distinguished by the aedeagus which is lyrate in lateral view and excavated in dorsal view ( Figs. 153, 154).


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