Platyjassella emarginata,

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: 35-36

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Platyjassella emarginata

gen. et sp. nov.

Platyjassella emarginata  gen. et sp. nov.

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The species name refers to the emarginate male pygofer lobe.

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MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Province Antananarivo, 46 km NE of Ankazobe: Ambohitantely, 18°11.88′ S, 47°16.89′ E, 1–14 November 2004, California Acad of Sciences, coll: M. Irwin, R. Harin’Hala, malaise trap - in sclerophyl forest, elev 700 m MA-27-20”; CAS.GoogleMaps 


Length of male 6.5 mm (female unknown). Dorsal coloration stramineous, lateral margin of pronotum and costal margin of forewing paler. Crown distinctly shorter than pronotum, anterior margin parabolic, lateral extensions overlapping ~¼ of eye margin. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 18, 12 and 13 macrosetae, respectively. Male pregenital sternite with posterior margin convex. Pygofer lobe short, without process, with conspicuous preapical posteroventral emargination. Style apophysis with ventral denticuli moderately coarse, ventral margin appearing serrate, apex in lateral view broadened and truncate, with attenuate dorsoapical extension. Connective narrowly Y-shaped, stem longer than arms. Aedeagus with atrium V-shaped in posterior view, shaft simple, tubular, tapered, apex with pair of asymmetrical processes arising from right side, one curved dorsomesad over gonopore, the other extended ventrolaterad, gonopore apical.


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