Armorseliza nigromaculata, Ai & Wang & Zhang, 2019

Ai, Deqiang, Wang, Yinglun & Zhang, Yalin, 2019, A new genus and two new species in the tribe Selizini (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Flatidae) with a checklist for the tribe from China, Zootaxa 4614 (2), pp. 368-382 : 375-380

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Armorseliza nigromaculata

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Armorseliza nigromaculata sp. nov.

Etymology. The specific epithet is derived from the Latin words “niger” meaning black and “macula” meaning “spot”.

Diagnosis. This new species resembles Armorseliza lignaria ( Walker, 1851) n. comb., but can be differentiated by the following characters: mesonotum ( Fig. 63 View FIGURES 61–70 ) without carinae; apex of aedeagus ( Figs 67 View FIGURES 61–70 , 72, 79 View FIGURES 71–85 ) with a pair of small cephalad teeth; apical fourth of aedeagus with pair of cephalad and 2-branched processes.

Description. Size. Body length 8.5–9.8 mm.

Coloration. Head brown, margins of frons slightly darker, clypeus with oblique stripes; frons light brown with two black dots at top; eyes black, ocelli red; pronotum and mesonotum brown, mesonotum with three black dots at front, disc light brown, legs light brown; tegmina brown, with an oval dark spot in the middle, Y-stem of clavus dark brown.

Head: Head ( Fig. 63 View FIGURES 61–70 ) including eyes slightly narrower than pronotum; vertex wider than long, rounded into frons; anterior margin truncate or slightly concave; lateral margins raised; posterior margin shallowly emarginate, disc depressed, almost covered by anterior margin of pronotum. Frons ( Fig. 65 View FIGURES 61–70 ) wider than long; widest part at midline, lateral margins raised, median longitudinal carina slightly raised at dorsal portion, obsolete at ventral portion. Frontoclypeal suture shallowly convex; clypeus ( Fig. 65 View FIGURES 61–70 ) convex. Rostrum extending to meta-trochanter. Ocelli present. Antennae very short ( Fig. 64 View FIGURES 61–70 ).

Thorax. Pronotum ( Figs 63, 64 View FIGURES 61–70 ) with anterior margin truncate, median carina weakly visible, postocular eminences conical. Mesonotum ( Fig. 63 View FIGURES 61–70 ) with anterior margin convex; disc flat, without longitudinal carina. Metatibia with six spines apically; metatarsal basal segment with ten spines apically.

Tegmen ( Fig. 62 View FIGURES 61–70 ). Tegmina elongate, about 2.3 times longer than wide, costal membrane wider than costal cell at the level of bulla ( Fig. 62 View FIGURES 61–70 ); costal margin sinuate, apical margin convex. Three veins (Scp+R, Mp, CuA) arising from basal cell, Scp+R stem very short, ScP+RA crossing raised bulla; Y-stem of anal veins short and highly raised; one subapical line present.

Male terminalia. Pygofer ( Fig. 66 View FIGURES 61–70 ) ring-like. Genital style ( Fig. 66 View FIGURES 61–70 ) isosceles triangular, ventral margin convex, apical margin oblique, as long as dorsal margin, with single process at dorsocaudal portion. Anal tube ( Figs 66, 69 View FIGURES 61–70 ) evenly arched, apex bipartite in dorsal view. Phallic complex ( Figs 67, 68, 70 View FIGURES 61–70 , 77, 80, 83 View FIGURES 71–85 ) slightly arched; periandrium ( Figs 71, 73, 75, 78, 81, 84 View FIGURES 71–85 ) tubular, dorsal part membranous, dorsolateral emargination shallow; lateral emargination moderately wide; dorsal lobe produced caudad, lateral lobe with a narrow, 3-branched process, ventral lobe slender with a row of small teeth, apex of ventral part acute. Aedeagus ( Figs 72, 74, 76, 79, 82, 85 View FIGURES 71–85 ) bipartite, each side of apex with a pair of small cephalad processes; a pair of long, cephalad and 2-branched processes at apical fourth of dorsal part; lateral part with a small prominence beneath a hooked process.

Type material. Holotype, ♂, Tongguling , Hainan Province, China, 16m, 26.iv.2008, Men Qiulei ( NWAFU) . Paratypes: 1♂, Jianfengling , Hainan Province, China, 15.xii.1974, Li Fasheng ( CAU) ; 1♂, Jianfengzhen , Hainan Province, China, 170m, 18.vii.2009, Wang Manqiang & Meng Rui ( NWAFU) ; 1♂, Bawangling , Hainan Province, China, 600m, 18.v.2008, Fu Qiang ( NWAFU) ; 1♂, Wanning , Hainan Province, China, 10m,, Li Suofu ( IZCAS) ; 1♂, Bawangling , Hainan Province, China, 176m, 18.v.2008, Men Qiulei ( NWAFU) .


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Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences