Platyjassula mahajangensis,

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: 40-41

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Platyjassula mahajangensis

gen. et sp. nov.

Platyjassula mahajangensis  gen. et sp. nov.

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The species name is derived from the province of the type locality.

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MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Province de Mahajanga, Parc National d’Ankarafantsika , Ampijoroa Station Forestière , 40 km 306° NW Andranofasika, elev 130m, 26 March – 1 April 2001, 16°19′15″ S 46°48′38″ E, coll. Fisher, Griswold et al. California Acad. of Sciences, malaise trap in tropical dry forest, coll. code: BLF3520 ”; CAS.GoogleMaps 


MADAGASCAR – Antsiranana • 1 ♂; Réserve Spéciale de l’Ankarana , 13.6 km 192° SSW of Anivorano Nord; 12°51′49″ S, 49°13′33″ E; alt. 210 m; 16–20 Feb. 2001; Fisher, Griswold et al. legGoogleMaps  .;

Malaise trap; tropical dry forest; coll. code: BLF3011; CAS  1 ♂; Orangea , 3 km E of Ramena, near fort; 12°14′49″ S, 49°22′17″ E; alt. 65 m; 23–27 Jan. 2001; M.E. Irwin, E.I. Schlinger and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; littoral forest on sand; MA- 01-05-02; INHSGoogleMaps  1 ♀; same collection data as for preceding; CASGoogleMaps  .


Length of male 7.1–7.5 mm, female 8.7 mm. Crown anterior margin, lateral margin of pronotum and costal margin of forewing bordered with pale yellow contrasting with darker adjacent areas; dorsal margin of face and dorsal surface of front tibia dark brown, other legs without dark markings. Crown distinctly shorter than pronotum, broadly rounded, only slightly longer medially than next to eye, anterior margin broadly rounded. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 19, 12 and 10 macrosetae, respectively. Male pygofer without ventral process. Style apophysis with dense patch of denticuli preapically on ventrolateral surface; aedeagal shaft with gonopore-bearing apical process very short and ventral branch also shorter and strongly asymmetrical, unpaired ventral process surpassing shaft and strongly hooked apically.Aedeagus with atrium disc-like, shaft arising dorsally with short, stout recurved process bearing gonopore and longer falcate process with excavated anteroventral surface curved ventrad; unpaired long, slender, slightly asymmetrical process arising ventrally from atrium and curved dorsad. Female abdominal sternite VII with pair of short, narrow median lobes. Second valvulae with dorsal margin rising to distinct medial peak, then descending posterad to acute apex, distal fourth coarsely serrate with teeth slightly offset between sides.


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