Armorseliza, 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 : 370

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gen. nov.

Armorseliza gen. nov.

Type species. Flatoides lignaria Walker, 1851 ; by present designation.

Etymology. The generic name is a combination of the words: “armor” meaning a special protective clothing over people’s bodies and the name of the genus Seliza , which means this new genus resembles Seliza . The gender is feminine.

Diagnosis. The genus Armorseliza differs from the genus Seliza Stål, 1862 by the following characters ( Stål, 1862a): tegmina with a very short vein Scp+R at base cell (tegmina without vein Scp+R at base cell in Seliza ); anterior margin of head evenly convex (anterior margin of head conical in Seliza ); male genital style isosceles triangular (male genital style semicircular in Seliza ); phallic complex with processes branched (phallic complex with processes not branched in Seliza ).

Description. Small-sized planthoppers (8–10 mm long). Overall color dark brown or black. Head ( Fig. 3 View FIGURES 1–10 ) narrower than pronotum. Vertex wider than long, anterior margin evenly convex or truncate in dorsal view. Frons broader than long, usually with longitudinal median carina; lateral margins convex or obtusely angled, apical portion of frons concave. Pronotum ( Figs 3, 4 View FIGURES 1–10 ) with anterior margin evenly convex, sometimes concave in the middle, median carina weak; postocular emineneces strongly conical. Tegmina ( Fig. 2 View FIGURES 1–10 ) usually 2 times longer than wide, costal membrane broader than costal cell; costal margin slightly sinuate before apex, apical margin convex with one subapical line of crossveins; three longitudinal veins arising from basal cell (Scp+R, Mp, CuA), vein Scp+RA crossing elevated bulla. Metatibia with two lateral spines.

Male genitalia. Pygofer ( Fig. 6 View FIGURES 1–10 ) ring-like. Genital style ( Fig. 6 View FIGURES 1–10 ) isosceles triangular, with one process at dorsocaudal portion. Anal tube apex bipartite in dorsal view. Phallic complex ( Fig. 7 View FIGURES 1–10 ) slightly arched; periandrium tubular, with lateral emargination moderately wide, dorsolateral emargination shallow, dorsal lobe produced caudad into large membranous plates, lateral lobe with a large process, ventral lobe slender. Aedeagus ( Figs 12, 14, 16, 19, 22, 25 View FIGURES 11–25 ) bipartite.

Distribution. Oriental region ( China).