Acuthana transgressa

Domahovski, Alexandre C. & Cavichioli, Rodney R., 2018, Two new remarkable genera and two new species of Gyponini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Iassinae) from Brazil, European Journal of Taxonomy 476, pp. 1-17: 7-8

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Acuthana transgressa

gen. et sp. nov.

Acuthana transgressa  gen. et sp. nov.

Figs 2View Figs 2–14 –22, 44–45


As for genus.


The new species name comes from the Latin word ‘ transgressus ’ and means ‘crossed’. It refers to the process of both styles, which overlap in dorsal view.

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BRAZIL: ♂, Central-West Region, Mato Grosso, Sinop, “ Brasil Mato Grosso \ Sinop \ X.1975 \ M. Alvarenga Leg ” ( DZUP 215369). 


BRAZIL: 1 ♀, “ Brasil, MT, Nova Ubiratã,\ E.S.E.C. Rio Ronuro ,\ 13.1122º S, 54.4436º W, 330 m \ light trap,, RR\ Cavichioli & AC Domahovski ” ( DZUP 215370).GoogleMaps 


MORPHOLOGY. External morphological characters as in generic description.

COLORATION (male and female). Head and thorax ( Figs 44View Figs 44 –45) yellowish brown. Crown, pronotum and mesonotum ( Figs 2, 4View Figs 2–14) without maculae. Face ( Fig. 3View Figs 2–14) without maculae. Pronotum ( Fig. 2View Figs 2–14) with disk dark-brown. Mesonotum ( Figs 2View Figs 2–14, 45) with lateral angles dark brown. Forewing ( Figs 5View Figs 2–14, 45) yellowishbrown; anterior half opaque with many punctuate dark-brown spots; apex of 2A vein, apex of clavus and posterior half of wing dark brown; appendix light yellow with two black maculae on base and midportion. Legs ( Figs 44View Figs 44 –45) yellowish brown. Foreleg with black maculae on anterior surface near apex.

MALE TERMINALIA. Sternite VIII ( Fig. 6View Figs 2–14), triangular, very long, longer than wide; anterolateral angles excavated, posterolateral margins straight; apex narrow and rounded. In ventral view, valve ( Fig. 7View Figs 2–14), 1.6 times as wide as long; integument thickening present only on dorsal margin; ventral margin rounded. Pygofer ( Fig. 8View Figs 2–14), 1.7 times as long as maximum height laterally; anteroventral margin lobed and rounded; apex rounded; macrosetae dispersed on posterodorsal quadrant and some setae near ventral margin. In lateral view, subgenital plate ( Fig. 8View Figs 2–14), produced posteriorly as far as pygofer apex; ventrally ( Fig. 9View Figs 2–14), 3.7 times as long as wide, wider near base and tapered toward apex; setae on ventral surface and external margin; apex very narrow. Connective ( Fig. 10View Figs 2–14) T-shaped dorsally, slightly wider than long; arms wide; stalk very elongate, slightly curved laterally; apex broadened; laterally ( Fig. 11View Figs 2–14), arms wide and high, about half of style length; stalk with translucent and conspicuous keel dorsally. In dorsal view, style ( Fig. 10View Figs 2–14) very elongated, narrow; outer lobe conspicuous and rounded; blade with long process on apical third, narrower than blade on base and wider at mid-length, apex acute directed posteromesad; microsetae present near outer lobe; laterally ( Fig. 12View Figs 2–14), ventral margin not serrated; blade process straight, with some concavities on ventral surface, longer than style apex; apex of blade curved dorsolaterally. Aedeagus ( Figs 13–14View Figs 2–14) with preatrium developed; dorsal apodeme strongly developed dorsolaterally; atrial processes very short, directed posterad; shaft short, flattened laterally, pair of slender and membranous processes at mid-length of shaft, as long as shaft; posterior margin with single process adjacent to shaft, shorter than shaft, apex acute; shaft apex blunt, without processes.

FEMALE TERMINALIA. Sternite VII ( Fig. 15View Figs 15) 1.6 times as wide as long; posterior margin slightly excavated near lateral angles and with small V-shaped notch at middle. Sternite VIII membranous. Pygofer ( Figs 15View Figs 15 – 16) elongate, about two times as long as maximum height; apex truncated; macrosetae dispersed on posterior half, with some larger macrosetae near ventral margin. First valvifer (Fig. 17) 1.5 times as high as long, anterior and dorsal margins straight, posterior margin rounded. First valvula (Fig. 17) straight; about 7.5 times as long as high; higher at mid-length; gradually tapered toward apex; apex (Fig. 18) acute, sculptured area strigate. Second valvula (Fig. 19) elongated; approximately seven times as long as high; with rounded tubercle at mid-length; apical portion (Fig. 20) with irregular teeth; apex tapered and acute. Gonoplac (Fig. 21) 3.8 times as long as high; ventral margin straight, dorsoapical margin slightly rounded; apex acute.