Jilinga truncata

Naveed, Hassan & Zhang, Yalin, 2018, Review of the genus Jilinga Ghauri (Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Paralimnini) in Pakistan with description of two new species, Zootaxa 4457 (4), pp. 568-576: 571-573

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Jilinga truncata

sp. nov.

Jilinga truncata  sp. nov.

Figs. 1D–F View Figure , 2A–C View Figure , 5A–I View Figure

Coloration and Morphology. Dark brown to yellowish brown ( Fig. 1D–F View Figure , 2A–C View Figure ). Crown with oblique streaks on anterior margin ( Fig. 1D View Figure , 2A View Figure ). Pronotum with six yellow longitudinal bands ( Fig. 1D View Figure , 2A View Figure ). Scutellum with pair of dark brown spots at anterior margin ( Fig. 1D View Figure ). Legs pale with symmetrically arranged dark spots ( Fig. 1F View Figure , 2C View Figure ). Crown median length shorter than breadth between eyes ( Fig. 1D View Figure , 2A View Figure ).

Genitalia. Pygofer side longer than wide ( Fig. 5A View Figure ), paired processes of internal pygofer membrane relatively broad and evenly curved ventromesad ( Fig. 5G, I View Figure ). Anal tube with appendages fused for short distance, with distal branches longer than fused section, apex of each branch bifid with 2-3 smaller teeth concentrated on larger medial tooth and lateral tooth without smaller teeth ( Fig. 5B–C View Figure ). Subgenital plates lateral margin moderately convex basally, moderately concave distally, with four macrosetae laterally at proximal half ( Fig. 5D View Figure ). Style apophysis expanded and truncate with sharp lateral projection, surface with numerous denticuli and small setae ( Fig. 5D–E View Figure ). Aedeagal shaft relatively slender, approximately five times longer than maximum width in posterior view, with 3 pairs of teeth arranged asymmetrically; dorsal apodeme well sclerotized and articulated with preatruim ( Fig. 5G–H View Figure ); dorsal connective approximately 1.8 times wider than maximum height ( Fig. 5G–H View Figure ).

Type material: Holotype: ♂, PAKISTAN, Punjab, Murree Hills , 12 July 2016, Coll. Hassan Naveed  . Paratypes: 18♂, Jammu & Kashmir, Neelum Valley , 9 June 2016. 

Remarks: This species closely resembles J. neelumensis  but can be distinguished by the unevenly distributed distal teeth on the anal tube appendage and the much shorter and broader dorsal connective.

Etymology: The species epithet “ truncata  ” is based on the truncate style apophysis.