Tomaspisinella (Meretricula) oliveirai , Andrew Hamilton, K. G., 2016

Andrew Hamilton, K. G., 2016, Neotropical spittlebugs related to Neaenini (Hemiptera, Cercopidae) and the origins of subfamily Cercopinae, Zootaxa 4169 (2), pp. 201-250: 226-227

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4169.2.1

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A5742D-FFCC-AE10-FF76-AC29CCC1FEC5

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scientific name

Tomaspisinella (Meretricula) oliveirai
status

n. sp.

Tomaspisinella (Meretricula) oliveirai  n. sp.

Diagnosis. Combining the pygofer or T. punctatissima  with the strongly curved, unarmed theca of T, pallidiceps  .

Description. Head black, body and tegmina dark brown, unmarked. Head in profile with frons convex, weakly angulate. Subgenital plates with avicephaliform tips; theca slender throughout, sickle-shaped, unarmed ( Fig. 31View FIGURES 25 – 35 A– B). Length: male 3.2–3.5 mm; female unknown.

Types. Holotype male, BRAZIL: Minas Gerais ─ Santa Barbara, Caraca , Jan. 1970 (F.M. Oliveira); BM 1971- 165 in BMNH  . Paratypes: 4 males, same data; mounted in pairs. Two paratypes in BMNH  ; 2 paratypes No. 24227 in CNCI.

Tomaspisinella (Meretricula) pallidiceps  sp. nov.

Etymology. pallidus (adj.), wan; ceps (n.), head.

Diagnosis. Head including eyes ivory, paler than brown body.

Description. Shiny, hairless; face receding; legs and dorsum brown; venter and tegmina blackish brown; tegmina 2× as long as wide. Male pygofer short, dorsal and ventral surfaces diverging caudad ( Fig. 32View FIGURES 25 – 35 A–B); subgenital plates curving dorsad at tips, in ventral aspect evenly tapered to pointed tips, separated by narrow slit extending nearly halfway to base of segment (as in fig. 29D); styles fused to phallobase, minutely setose on dorsal angle; theca long, unarmed, almost as strongly curved as in T. oliveirai  . Length: male 3.2 mm; female unknown.

Type. Holotype male, ECUADOR: Orellana ─ Estacion Cientifica Yasuni , 17 Oct. 2003 (M.H. Evans) in flight intercept trap; in ILNHS.