Procollina mayaensis, Sanborn, 2018

Sanborn, Allen F., 2018, The cicada genus Procollina Metcalf, 1952 (Hemiptera: Cicadidae): redescription including fourteen new species, with a key to the species of the subtribe Dazina Kato, 1932 rev. stat., the description of the Aragualnini n. tribe, and one new combination, Zootaxa 4389 (1), pp. 1-65 : 19-23

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Procollina mayaensis

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Procollina mayaensis n. sp.

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Type material. Holotype. “ GUATEMALA : Baja Verapaz, / Purulhá, Biotopo del Quetzal. / 17 IV 2002 / Col. Herrera y Muz Coy ” 1 male ( UDVG). Paratypes . “ GUATEMALA , San Marcos / Camino a Bojonal. 1630msnm. / 2–4 V 2014 J.C. Schuster / Bosque nuboso” 1 male ( UDVG); “ GUATEMALA , San Marcos / Camino Fratern- Bojonal / 1600 m 16–17 mayo 2004 / J. Monzón y S. Alexander / COLLECCION J. MONZON” 1 female ( UDVG); “ GUATEMALA , Baja Verapáz / Pantin , Finca Santa Rosa / 1690m . 1 JULIO 2013 / 15.242951 – 15.242651 / Col. José Monzón Sierra ” 1 female ( UDVG); “ GUATEMALA , Izabal / Near Rio Zarco, / above El Arenal / #EER-C / 11–20 IV1993 / Col. Enio Cano ” 1 female ( UDVG); “ GUATEMALA , San Marcos / La Fraternidad camino a El / Bojonal. 1600 msnm. / 28-vi-2000 Col. J. Monzon / COLECCION J. MONZON” 1 female ( UDVG); “ GUATEMALA : Dept. San Mar- / cos, 2 km.en vereda a Bojonal / 25 SW San Marcos / 1700M el . 24–25-V-03, cloud / for., R.E. Woodruff J. Monzon ” 1 female ( FSCA) “ GUATEMALA : Dep. Baja Vera- / paz, Biotopo Quetzal, 1557M / Los Ranchitos, 4–8-IX-2007 / J. Monzon, F. Camposeco, / R.E. Woodruff, at light” 1 female ( FSCA); “ GUATEMALA / Baja Verapaz / Biotopo del Quetzal / 1600 m, mv & bl / 10/19–21/06 / J. & M. Huether ” 1 female ( CUIC); “ GUATEMALA / Baja Verapaz / Biotopo del Quetzal / 1600 m, mv & bl / X/ 5–7/07 / J. & M. Huether ” 1 female ( AFSC); “ GUATEMALA : Baja Verapaz / Dept. RT CA-14, Puruhla / Parque Ecologico Gucumatz / N15°12.929’, W90°13.149’ 8 / May 2008. 1600m R. S. Zack / mv/ bl light traps ” 1 male and 1 female ( WSUC) GoogleMaps , 2 females ( AFSC); “ GUATEMALA : Baja Verapaz / Dept. Rt CA-14, Puruhla, hotel / Rachito del Quetzal, 1600m / N15°12.929’, W90°13.149’ 25 / June 2014 R. S. Zack collr. / BL/ MV light traps ” 1 female ( WSUC); “ GUATEMALA GoogleMaps : Baja Verapaz Dept. / Rt CA-14, Puruhla, hotel Ranchito / del Quetzal, 1600m, 18 May / 2006 N15°12.929’, W90°13.149’ / R. S. Zack collr, mv/ bl light traps ” 1 female ( AFSC); “ GUATEMALA GoogleMaps : Peten Dept. / Parque Archeological El Ceibal / N16.5130° W90.626°, 233 m. / 29/ 30–VI–2014, BL/MV lights / Peter Landolt, collector” 1 male ( WSUC); “ GUAT, A. V. Km. / 156 Rd, Cobán / 9 May 1991 ” 1 female ( FSCA); “ GUAT, A. V. Km. / 156 Rd, Cobán / 18 APR 1991 ” 1 male ( AFSC) GoogleMaps , 1 female (FSCA); “GUAT, A. V. Km. / 156 Rd, Cobán / 15 MAY 1991 ” 1 female (FSCA); “GUAT, A. V. Km. / 156 Rd, Cobán” (no date) 1 female (AFSC); “GUAT, A. V. Km. / 156 Rd, Cobán / 28 APR 1991 ” 1 male (FSCA).

Etymology. The name is a combination of maya– for the Mayan Mesoamerican civilization across whose territory the type series was collected at several localities and –ensis (L. suffix denoting place).

Description. Ground color green marked with piceous, abdomen tawny marked with castaneous and piceous, green faded to tawny in some paratypes.

Head: Head green, not as wide as mesonotum, light castaneous along midline, piceous surrounding lateral ocelli connecting to anterolaterad curving marks lateral to lateral ocelli continuing as castaneous mark to near anterior of eye, reduced in some paratypes, extending anteromedially toward posterior of median ocellus, reaching median ocellus in some paratypes, and posteriorly along either side of posterior epicranial suture, fusing across epicranial suture, forming a large spot or reduced in some paratypes, piceous in anterior and posterior cranial depressions and posterior to anterior cranial depression near posterior of head, piceous tear-shaped mark between medial angle of eye and posterior head, expanding slightly along margin of eye both anteriorly and posteriorly from terminus, median ocellus surrounded by piceous mark that extends anteriorly joining with transverse piceous mark on frontoclypeal suture, anterior arm of epicranial suture castaneous, supra-antennal plate with castaneous mark near lateral margin with castaneous posterior margin along anterior vertex. Covered short silvery pile dorsally, longer and denser posterior to eye. Ocelli rosaceous, green in some paratypes, eyes castaneous, tawny in some paratypes. Ventral head green with piceous spot expanding on anteromedial suture of gena, lorum and postclypeus, piceous posteromedial margin and castaneous fascia on medial margin of lorum, castaneous fascia on middle lorum reduced in some or expanding over complete lorum in some paratypes. Long and short silvery pile on lorum and gena. Postclypeus green becoming tawny laterally with ochraceous lateral margins, piceous longitudinal fascia on dorsal midline that expands laterally on apex, with eleven transverse grooves with piceous mark laterally expanding in grooves towards apex, short silvery pile on lateral postclypeus. Anteclypeus with piceous spots on the middle of the carina and on ventrolateral anteclypeus near posterior margin, covered with silvery pile. Mentum greenish-ochraceous, labium green with piceous tip reaching to posterior of posterior leg trochanters, with sparse short and long silvery pile. Scape green, proximal pedicel green, distal pedicel castaneous, remaining antennal segments castaneous.

Thorax: Dorsal thorax green. Pronotum with piceous fascia on either side of midline, expanding laterally to form a triangular anterior margin posterior to anterior prothoracic margin, slightly widening laterally on posterior before terminating on ambient fissure, fascia incomplete posterior to anterior triangular mark in some paratypes, castaneous lateral to and between these piceous fascia, castaneous expanding to fascia over dorsum in some paratypes, posteriorly curved piceous mark on disc extending from middle of paramedian fissure towards lateral fissure, reduced in some paratypes, with mark curving anteromedially from anterior end forming an S-shaped fascia across paramedian fissure, piceous within anterior paramedian fissure, fissure completely piceous in some paratypes, piceous within lateral fissures, piceous continues anterolaterally from anterior paramedian fissure to ambient fissure joining with extension of mark from posterior lateral fissure across disc to encircle lateral disc. Pronotal collar green mottled with tawny, almost completely tawny in some paratypes, transverse castaneous mark across posterior midline, mark termini angled anteriorly onto pronotal collar. Pronotum covered with short silvery pile, denser in fissures. Mesonotum green, large piceous fascia along middle of submedian sigilla surrounded by ochraceous, small castaneous fascia on disc between parapsidal suture and lateral sigilla, reduced to castaneous spot or absent in some paratypes, piceous fascia in anterolateral lateral sigilla with smaller marks anteromedially that expand in some paratypes, piceous mark extending from posterior lateral sigilla to posterior mesothorax but not reaching margin, castaneous mark on disc between submedian sigillae, expanding posterior to submedian sigillae and converging to apex between scutal depressions, fascia reduced anteriorly or split into two marks next to dorsal midline in some paratypes, connected to scutal depression by light castaneous mark, and piceous mark on scutal depressions expanding across distal anterior arm of cruciform elevation, mark extends along anterior of anterior arms of cruciform elevation to either side of the midline in some paratypes. Cruciform elevation green, light castaneous mark along midline, castaneous mark larger or absent in some paratypes, wing groove greenish-tawny.

Metanotum green with tawny posteromedial margin. Silvery pile on dorsum, lateral margin, posterior margin, on lateral cruciform elevation and anteriorly between the arms of the cruciform elevation, longer and denser on lateral margin giving the appearance of a silvery fascia particularly in some paratypes. Ventral thoracic segments green, greenish-tawny in some paratypes, except castaneous basisternum 2, trochantin 2, basisternum 3 and trochantin 3, with castaneous spots on episternum 2, epimeron 2 and episternum 3, covered with white pubescence and sparse silvery pile.

Wings: Fore wings hyaline with eight apical cells, hind wings hyaline with six apical cells. Venation green or tawny proximally becoming castaneous distally, except piceous cubitus anterior along basal cell, piceous arculus, castaneous base of median vein, piceous posterior margin of anal vein 2 + 3, and castaneous node. Basal cell clouded with green, infuscated at base and across arculus, infuscation along radius and subcostal vein in some paratypes, and infuscation in basal and distal clavus. Pterostigma present. Infuscation on distal wing veins connecting to infuscation on ambient vein producing L-shaped marks, mark on distal radius anterior 2 extends to fore wing apex, longitudinal infuscation near proximal portions of the L-shaped marks within apical cells 2–7, reduced to one or two elongated spots in some paratypes, on proximal radius anterior 2, connecting across radial crossvein, on radiomedial crossvein, on median crossvein extending onto distal median vein 1 + 2, proximal median vein 4, on mediocubital crossvein, on proximal cubitus anterior 1, the entirety of cubitus anterior 2, spot at node extends on distal median vein onto base of ulnar cell 2, on nodal line on junction of median vein and median vein 3 + 4 expanding into radial cell, reduced in some paratypes, and median cell, spots of infuscation within central ulnar cells 1 and 2 and distal medial cell. Basal membrane of fore wing dark gray with green posterior margin. Venation of hind wing tawny mottled with green. Anal cell 3 and anal cell 2 along anal vein 3 gray, anal cell 1 and 2 along anal vein 2 dark gray. Infuscation at base of medial cell, cubital cells 1 and 2, base and along anal veins 2 and 3 and distal margin of anal cell 2. Light infuscation along outer wing margin.

Legs: Legs green, with castaneous spots on lateral base of coxa, transverse castaneous fascia on distal anterior and lateral coxa, castaneous marks on base of trochanter, femora and near proximal tibiae, femora striped with light castaneous, darker and larger in some paratypes, and castaneous mark on middle and distal tibiae. Fore femora proximal spine piceous, thin, elongate and adpressed against femur, piceous secondary spine triangular, angled distally, small piceous apical spine angled distally. Tarsi castaneous proximally and distally, green in the middle, tarsal claws castaneous at base with piceous tips, tibial spurs and comb castaneous with piceous tip. Legs covered with long golden pile.

Operculum: Male operculum green with castaneous base and piceous mark along anterior base, with lateral margin parallel to body axis joining to smoothly rounded posterior margin, almost reaching to anterior of sternite II, covered with white pubescence, thicker at base. Medial margin rounded, extending to middle of hind coxa. Meracanthus pointed, green with castaneous spot on base, reaching to about middle of operculum, covered with white pubescence, denser at base. Female operculum with straight lateral margin angled medially to long body axis and curved posterior margin, terminating at medial meracanthus, reaching to middle of sternite II, greenish or tawny covered with white pubescence. Female meracanthus almost as long as operculum, greenish or tawny with castaneous base and white pubescence. Opercula with long silvery pile radiating from edge.

Abdomen: Abdominal tergite 1 tawny with castaneous region on dorsal tergites, larger in more posterior tergites expanding laterally in some paratypes, with castaneous spots laterally on tergites 2–7, posterior tergites 4– 7 with transverse piceous line, tergite 8 with large castaneous patch dorsolaterally and green posterior margin, tergites covered with long silvery and long piceous pile, piceous pile medially on tergites, proportion expanding laterally in distal tergites, piceous pile dorsolaterally on tergites 2–8 shifting laterally in posterior tergites, and lateral tergites 3–4, piceous pile separated by silvery pile giving the appearance of a central piceous fascia that widens posteriorly, with two piceous fascia on either side of central fascia. Timbal cover recurved exposing timbal, ochraceous with castaneous mark on anterior dorsolateral surface, short silvery pile radiating from timbal cover. Timbal with two long and one intercalary ribs, dark spot on timbal plate. Female abdominal segment 9 tawny, castaneous laterally and dorsolaterally, piceous mark angled from anterior dorsolateral surface towards curvature lateral to dorsal beak, stigma piceous, piceous dorsal beak tip, tawny on ventroposterior margins, with long, golden pile along ventral and posterior margins, very dense short golden pile on ventral posterior margin, short silvery pile anterolaterally and dorsally. Posterior margin of female abdominal segment 9 sinuate, piceous. Sternites tawny, posterior of sternites I and IV–VII green, with transverse castaneous mark on posterior margin in sternites II, sternite VII tawny anteriorly, green posteriorly, male sternites III–VII translucent, sternite VIII U-shaped, tawny anteriorly, green posteriorly, radiating long silvery pile. Female sternites with piceous transverse fascia laterally between sternites II–V and castaneous mark laterally. Epipleurites tawny with castaneous medial spot, fusing with mark on sternite in females. Female sternite VII tawny with semicircular extension from ventrolateral posterior margin with a medial notch extending anteriorly from transverse ventromedial posterior margin, dark piceous spot on ventrolateral surface. Long golden pile radiating from sternites, sternites covered with white pubescence. Spiracles white.

Genitalia: Male pygofer tawny with a green ventral margin, castaneous fascia curving from lateral base almost to posterior margin, castaneous anteriorly extending to base of darker dorsal beak, covered with sparse, long, golden pile dorsally, dorsolaterally and on ventral margin, with rounded distal shoulder, dorsal beak roughly triangular. Pygofer basal lobe indistinct, pygofer upper lobes tawny with castaneous lateral margin, tawny in paratypes, elongated with medial margin producing curved terminus, adpressed laterally to pygofer. Anal styles tawny with castaneous tips, anal tube ochraceous. Median uncus lobe tawny, short, roughly triangular, surrounded by lateral uncus lobes. Lateral uncus lobes tawny, darker toward apex, wrapping around sides of median uncus lobe meeting along midline posterior to median uncus lobe where they bifurcate, one extension posterior to median uncus lobe forming a semicircular apex and second extension bent at about a 30 ˚ when viewed laterally, terminating in an elongated triangle with a notch on the apex and forming a support for the distal aedeagus, basal lateral uncus lobes straight, angled mediad forming an enclosure around aedeagus base. Aedeagus tubular, dark castaneous.

Female gonapophysis VIII castaneous, gonapophysis IX piceous. Gonocoxite X piceous extending to end of dorsal beak with radiating golden pile. Anal styles castaneous.

Measurements (mm). N = 5 males or 10 females, mean (range). Length of body: male 28.68 (25.4–30.0), female 26.91 (25.2–28.1); length of fore wing: male 39.94 (36.6–42.9), female 39.48 (36.7–41.9); width of fore wing: male 12.52 (11.5–13.1), female 12.42 (11.2–13.3); length of head: male 3.90 (3.8–4.0), female 3.81 (3.5– 4.0); width of head including eyes: male 7.30 (7.0–7.4), female 7.42 (7.0–7.8); width of pronotum including suprahumeral plates: male 11.56 (10.9–12.4), female 11.78 (10.8–12.6); width of mesonotum: male 8.46 (8.1–9.0), female 8.60 (8.1–9.0).

Diagnosis. This species can be distinguished from all species of Procollina but P. guatemalensis n. sp. and P. ulnamaculata n. sp. by the infuscation spots in the fore wing ulnar cells 2 and 3. This species is larger than the other two with the mesonotum width greater than 8 mm and pronotal width greater than 10.8 mm generally distinguishing the species. In addition, the lateral uncus lobes of this species have a knob-like extension where they bend not found in the other species, and female sternite VII is transverse on either side of notch before expanding posteriorly in a semicircle to the lateral transverse margin in this new species.

Distribution. The species is known only from the type series collected in Guatemala and Honduras.


Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology


Cornell University Insect Collection


Museo Nacional de Historia Natural