Pallijassus stenospatulatus ( Evans, 1959 ),

Dietrich, Christopher H., Magalhães, Raysa Brito de & Takiya, Daniela M., 2020, Revision of the endemic Malagasy leafhopper tribe Platyjassini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Iassinae), European Journal of Taxonomy 695, pp. 1-89: 17-18

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2020.695

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:DC24EAB0-DCF5-44A8-B1A0-82BF25D280C2

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4342119

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A587FC-FF9B-B530-FE59-8332FB67501D

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Valdenar

scientific name

Pallijassus stenospatulatus ( Evans, 1959 )
status

comb. nov.

Pallijassus stenospatulatus ( Evans, 1959)  comb. nov.

Figs 1DView Fig, 4View Fig J–P, 21

Platyjassus stenospatulatus Evans, 1959: 499  .

Material examined

Holotype

MADAGASCAR • ♂ ( Figs 21View Fig A–D, without abdomen, ♂ according to original description); “ Type [circle red label]”, “Ampijoroa”, “prés Tsaramandroso”, “ XII.51 \ (R. P [aulian].)”, “ Platyjassus  \ stenopatulatus \ J. W. Evans det., 19 Evans”, “Institut \ scientifique \ MADAGASCAR ”, “Museum Paris \ MNHN ( EH) \ 2359”; MNHN ( EH) 2359. 

Paratypes

MADAGASCAR – Mahajanga • 1 ♂ ( Fig. 21View Fig E–I); “Morondava fôret Sud de Befasy ; I-56; R.Paulian; MNHN ( EH) 2361; Platyjassus stenopatulatus Evans J.W. Evans  det. 1958, abdomen dissected by O. Evangelista det. ‘17”; MNHN ( EH) 2361  1 ♂; “ Morondava fôret Sud de Befasy ; I-56; R.Paulian; MNHN ( EH) 2361; Platyjassus stenopatulatus Evans J. W. Evans  det. 19??; Brit. Mus 1958-489”; BMNH  .

Other material

MADAGASCAR – Toliara • 3 ♂♂; Beza Mahafaly Reserve, Parcelle II near Bellevue ; 23°41.39′ S, 44°34.53′ E; alt. 180 m; 10–21 Nov. 2001; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; in spiny forest; MA-02-14B-02; CASGoogleMaps  . – Antananarivo • 3 ♂♂; 46 km NE of Ankazobe, Ambohitantely ; 18°11.88′ S, 47°16.89′ E; alt. 700 m; 20 Jan.–1 Feb. 2004; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; in sclerophyll forest; MA-27-14; CASGoogleMaps  1 ♂; same collection data as for preceding; INHSGoogleMaps  .

Description

Length of male 9.2–10.0 mm. Dorsum with indistinct median longitudinal band extended from crown apex to scutellum. Head distinctly shorter than pronotum, anterior margin parabolic. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 22, 12 and 21 macrosetae, respectively. Male pygofer lobe relatively short with apex rounded. Style apophysis slender, smooth, apex attenuate, weakly curved dorsad. Connective with anterior margin bilobed. Aedeagus with atrium quadrate in posterior view, shaft broad and parallel-sided in ventral view, curved dorsad, without conspicuous pair of lateral preapical spines; with anteriorly extended apical flap curved slightly to strongly anterad (cf. Fig. 4K, OView Fig).

Remarks

The holotype of P. stenopatulatus  from Ampijoroa (MNHN(EH) 2359) does not have an abdomen; therefore, the present interpretation of the male genitalia of this species is based on the two male paratypes from Morondava (MNHN(EH) 2361 and BMNH). Based on external features, the paratypes appear to be conspecific with the holotype. Some other more recently collected males listed above are similar to the paratypes and here considered conspecific, but the apex of the aedeagus varies from being strongly curved, as in the paratypes ( Figs. 4PView Fig, 21IView Fig), to less strongly curved ( Fig. 4KView Fig).

MNHN

France, Paris, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

BMNH

United Kingdom, London, The Natural History Museum [formerly British Museum (Natural History)]

INHS

USA, Illinois, Champaign, Illinois Natural History Survey

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

INHS

Illinois Natural History Survey

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Pallijassus

Loc

Pallijassus stenospatulatus ( Evans, 1959 )

Dietrich, Christopher H., Magalhães, Raysa Brito de & Takiya, Daniela M. 2020
2020
Loc

Platyjassus stenospatulatus

Evans J. W. 1959: 499
1959