Tomaspisinella (Meretricula) punctatissima (Stål)

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

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A5742D-FFCF-AE10-FF76-A835CEA7FCF2

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scientific name

Tomaspisinella (Meretricula) punctatissima (Stål)
status

comb.nov.

Tomaspisinella (Meretricula) punctatissima (Stål)  , comb.nov.

Lepyronia punctatissima Stål, 1862: 15  .

Balsa punctatissima: Lallemand 1912: 54  .

Balsana punctatissima: Metcalf [and Wade] 1962  : 192.

Diagnosis. Resembling T. olivieri  , but with aedeagal processes.

Description. Crown black; rest of body and tegmina dark brown except for pale, oblique stripes across bases of tegmina, a few small, discal pale spots, and pale tegminal tips. Head in profile with frons angulate. Male pygofer low, 2× as long as high; subgenital plates with simple hooked tips; theca with bulbous base, weakly curved shaft armed with 2 pairs of slender, retrorse processes arising from sides of gonopore and extending a quarter length of shaft ( Fig. 30View FIGURES 25 – 35 A–B). Length: male 3.9 mm, female 3.8 mm.

Types. Lectotype male, here designated, BRAZIL: ( Westerman ); bearing Stål's handwritten identification tag  . Paralectotype female, [ BRAZIL]: Rio [de] Jan [eiro]. Both types in NRSE  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cercopidae

Genus

Tomaspisinella

Loc

Tomaspisinella (Meretricula) punctatissima (Stål)

Andrew Hamilton, K. G. 2016

2016
Loc

Balsana punctatissima:

Metcalf 1962: 192

1962
Loc

Lepyronia punctatissima Stål, 1862 : 15

Stal 1862: 15

Loc

punctatissima:

Lallemand 1912: 54