Procollina ustulata, 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 : 54-57

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Procollina ustulata

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Procollina ustulata n. sp.

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Type material. Holotype. “ COSTA RICA , Prov. San Jose, P.N. / Braulio Carrillo. Est. Zurqui. 1600m. 22 / SEP 2006. B. Gamboa, M. Moraga. Tp. / Luz. L_N_226900_534400 #87175 // INB0004033232 View Materials / INBIOCRI COSTA RICA ” 1 male ( MNCR). Paratypes. “ COSTA RICA , Prov. San Jose, P.N. / Braulio Carrillo. Est. Zurqui. 1600m. 22 / SEP 2006. B. Gamboa, M. Moraga. Tp. / Luz. L_N_226900_534400 #87175 // INB0004033233 View Materials / INBIOCRI COSTA RICA ” 1 female ( MNCR); “ COSTA RICA , Prov. San Jose, P.N. / Braulio Carrillo. Est. Zurqui. 1600m. 22 / SEP 2006. B. Gamboa, M. Moraga. Tp. / Luz. L_N_226900_534400 #87175 // INB0004033230 View Materials / INBIOCRI COSTA RICA ” 1 female ( AFSC); “ COSTA RICA, Prov . Heredia, Cerro / Chompipe. 2100m. 1 OCT 1994. M. A. / Zumbado. L _N_229900_528600 / #7665 // COSTA RICA INBIO / CRI002 View Materials / 443252” 1 female ( MNCR); “ COSTA RICA : Cartago / Reserva Tapanti, Quebrada / Palmitos and falls / 9.72°N, 83.78°W / 23.viii.1990, el. 1400 m / Holzenthal & Huisman” 1 female (UMSP).

Etymology. The species is named for the dark brown coloration of the body (L. ustulatus, brown, scorched).

Description. Ground color dark chocolate brown marked with ochraceous and olivaceous green. Some ochraceous areas are apparently green in fresher specimens based on the variability in ochraceous and green regions of the paratypes.

Head: Head not as wide as mesonotum, dark brown with ochraceous spots on vertex posterior to median supraantennal plate, lateral and posterior to median ocellus, and medially and laterally posterior to eye and an elongated transverse spot between the middle of the lateral ocelli and dark spot at internal angle of eye constricted between the anterior and posterior cranial depressions, darker spots lateral to lateral ocelli, at internal angle of eye, and median posterior of eye, ochraceous regions expanding across vertex and supra-antennal plates, to posterior head around both sides of posterior cranial depression and greenish in some paratypes. Sparse, short silvery pile dorsally, longer silvery pile posterolaterally to eye. Ocelli rosaceous, eyes greenish castaneous. Ventral head ground color, transverse ochraceous mark from postclypeus to median and ventral eye. Lorum with ochraceous spot on anteromedial corner. Ochraceous areas greenish in some paratypes, greenish spot on posterior lorum in some paratypes. Short silvery pile on lorum and gena. Postclypeus ground color, with six shallow transverse grooves, elongated greenish mark medially, widest at apex, on ventral side of some paratypes. Anteclypeus ground color, greenish spots laterally, green extending across anterior margin in some paratypes, covered with silvery pile. Mentum ochraceous, labium ochraceous proximally, darkening to piceous tip reaching to posterior of sternite I with sparse long silvery pile. Antennae dark brown except greenish proximal scape and distal antennal flagella.

Thorax: Dorsal thorax dark brown marked with ochraceous. Pronotum with ochraceous marks on anterior margin on either side of midline, ochraceous mottling on disk median to anterior paramedian fissure, between paramedian and lateral fissures, and lateral to posterior lateral fissure. Pronotal collar greenish, ochraceous dorsally and on pronotal collar lateral angle, brown expanding from disc onto lateral angle and dorsal midline, ochraceous areas green in some paratypes. Pronotum covered with short silvery pile in some paratypes. Mesonotum dark brown with dark elongated mark on lateral margin, posterior cruciform elevation, reticulated ochraceous mark on lateral sigilla, ochraceous parapsidal suture area around scutal depressions and cruciform elevation, ochraceous areas green, additional dark mark on posterolateral margin, and dark mark expanding across medial dorsal cruciform elevation in some paratypes. White pubescent spot on anterolateral margin of mesonotum. Metanotum dark brown with elongated ochraceous spot centrally. Short, sparse silvery pile longer and denser on lateral mesonotum, between arms of cruciform elevation, in wing groove, and on posterior metanotum. Ventral thoracic segments greenish ochraceous, darker on katepisternum 2, and posterior basisterna and episterna, with short silvery pile. Thoracic sternites greenish or dark brown in paratypes.

Wings: Fore wings with a bluish gold tint and spots or infuscation, hind wings hyaline, with eight and six apical cells respectively, a seventh apical cell in one paratype hind wing. Venation dark brown, ambient vein green and distal veins along ambient vein green. Basal cell, proximal clavus, proximal radial cell and proximal marginal cell clouded. Pterostigma to three quarters the length of apical cell 1. Basal membrane of fore wing gray becoming darker distally. Infuscation spots forming a nodal line across fore wing, on junctions of crossveins and fore wing veins, two marks on distal veins in apical cells and marks on ambient vein posterior to all veins except radius anterior 2. Venation of hind wing ochraceous, with green ambient and distal veins. Anal cell 3 and anal cell 2 along anal vein 3, anal cell 1 and 2 along anal vein 2, and base of median and radius posterior gray. Small infuscation on proximal costal, radial, medial, cubital and anal cells.

Legs: Legs light ochraceous striped with brown. Fore femora with proximal spine ochraceous, thin, elongate and adpressed against femur, secondary spine triangular, dark brown, ochraceous in one paratype, small, angled, black apical spine. Tibiae with lighter region near proximal end. Tarsi and claws dark ochraceous, darker distally, tibial spurs and comb castaneous with piceous tips.

Operculum: Male operculum with sinuous lateral margin, smoothly rounded posterolateral margin, reaching almost to anterior of sternite II, ochraceous with dark spot on lateral base, covered with short silvery pile. Medial margin rounded, extending to middle of hind coxa. Meracanthus pointed, ochraceous with a darker base not reaching to middle of operculum, with sparse white pubescence. Female operculum with rounded posterolateral margin, terminating medially at middle meracanthus reaching to anterior of sternite II, ochraceous or dark brown, covered with silvery pile. Female meracanthus almost as long as operculum, similar coloration to operculum. Opercula with long silvery pile radiating from edge.

Abdomen: Abdomen dark brown covered with silvery pile, especially dense on lateral tergite 2 and dorsolateral tergite 3. Tergites lighter on dorsal midline of tergites 1–4 and posterior dorsal midline of tergites 5 and 6, with thin transverse piceous mark on posterior tergites 3–7 becoming thicker on more posterior tergites, piceous spots on posterolateral tergites 3–7, ochraceous spot on lateral tergite 2. Female tergites with ochraceous or green midline to dorsal beak and posterior margins of tergites 1, 7 and 8 ochraceous or green. Timbal cover recurved forming a small tube along posterior timbal cavity exposing timbal, long silvery pile radiating from timbal cover. Timbal with two long and one intercalary ribs, dark spot on timbal plate. Female abdominal segment 9 with piceous stigma and posterior margin, with dense, long, golden pile on posteroventral angle. Male sternites and epipleurites dark brown, transverse piceous mark across midline of sternites III–VI in males. Female sternites and epipleurites ochraceous, darker centrally, sternite VII with sinuate posterior margin and medial notch, light castaneous spot laterally in some paratypes. Spiracles white.

Genitalia: Male pygofer dark brown, with rounded distal shoulder, dorsal beak roughly triangular. Pygofer basal lobe indistinct, pygofer upper lobes dark brown, elongated, adpressed to pygofer with transverse terminus. Anal styles dark brown, anal tube piceous. Median uncus lobe short, semicircular, surrounded by lateral uncus lobes. Lateral uncus lobes castaneous, darker distally, S-shaped wrapping around sides of median uncus lobe and meeting along midline posterior to median uncus lobe, flattened dorsoventrally with rounded lateral margins forming a notched apex, bent at approximate right angle in lateral view, basal lateral uncus lobes rounded and separated, long golden pile radiating dorsally and laterally. Aedeagus tubular, dark castaneous.

Female gonapophysis VIII ochraceous, gonapophysis IX dark castaneous. Gonocoxite X piceous extending just past dorsal beak with radiating golden pile. Anal styles dark brown.

Measurements (mm). N = 1 male or 4 females, mean (range). Length of body: male 32.3, female 24.73 (23.2– 26.0); length of fore wing: male 37.5, female 37.88 (36.3–39.9); width of fore wing: male 12.5, female 11.58 (10.6–12.6); length of head: male 3.9, female 3.63 (3.3–4.0); width of head including eyes: male 7.0, female 6.85 (6.5–7.2); width of pronotum including suprahumeral plates: male 10.5, female 10.28 (9.7–10.9); width of mesonotum: male 7.5, female 7.90 (7.5–8.3).

Diagnosis. This new species can be distinguished from all Procollina species except P. biolleyi , P. obesa , and P. webbi n. sp. by the colored tinting of the fore wings. The fore wings are lightly bronzed, the body coloration is green marked with piceous and castaneous, and male body lengths are less than 30 mm in P. obesa and P. webbi n. sp. rather than the heavily bronzed fore wings, primarily brown body coloration and male body length greater than 32 mm of P. ustulata n. sp. The most similar species is P. biolleyi but the fore wing bronzing is golden rather than bluish, the uncus is smoothly curved rather than exhibiting an approximate right angle when viewed laterally, and the female operculum is angulate rather than being smoothly curved on the posterolateral margin as it is in this new species.

Distribution. The species is known only from the type series collected in Heredia, San Jose and Cartago Provinces, Costa Rica.


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