Platyjassus pictipennis,

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: 49

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Platyjassus pictipennis

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Platyjassus pictipennis  sp. nov.

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The species name combines ʻ pict ʼ (ʻpaintʼ) with ʻ pennis ʼ (ʻwingʼ) and refers to the large reddish spot on the forewing.

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MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Mahajanga Province, Parc National de Namoroka, 16.9 km 317° NW Vilanandro, elev 100m, 12–16 Nov 2002, 16°24′24″ S 045°18′36″ E, coll. Fisher, Griswold et al., California Acad. of Sciences, yellow pan trap - in tropical dry forest coll. code: BLF6586”; CAS.GoogleMaps 


MADAGASCAR • ♂; Antsiranana, Diana Region, Orangea dry forest, Ramena , Baie de Dune , 900 m E of Camp Minier ; 12°13.97′ S, 49°21.99′ E; alt. 152 m; 5–12 Jul. 2011; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; dry forest; MG-62-30; INHSGoogleMaps  .


Length of male 6.8 mm (female unknown). Dorsum nearly uniformly yellow, except apical third of forewing pink and apical cells infuscate distally. Crown longer than pronotum, anterior margin parabolic. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 21, 15 and 12 macrosetae, respectively. Style apophysis in lateral view slender through most of length, abruptly narrowed preapically, with small but prominent ventral lobe, distal extension foot-like, with short, rounded heel and attenuate toe curved dorsad. Connective anterior margin broadly obtuse. Aedeagus with shaft depressed, belt-like curved strongly dorsad, apex somewhat asymmetrical in posterior view, basal process arising near shaft base, curved dorsad and closely parallel to shaft through most of length, apex extended beyond shaft apex, attenuate and slightly sinuate in lateral view.


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