Midoria Kato

Li, Yujian & Li, Zizhong, 2010, A taxonomic study of the genus Midoria Kato (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Ledrinae), with descriptions of two new species from China, Zootaxa 2451, pp. 63-68: 63-64

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.195213

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Midoria Kato
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Midoria Kato  

Midoria Kato, 1931: 439   . Type species: Midoria capitata Kato, 1931   .

Diagnosis. Similar to Thlasia   but smaller, with head less strongly produced and aedeagus shaft compressed, with one or two pairs of moderately long processes subapically on posteroventral surface.

Description. Body small, length about 6.0–8.0 mm, usually brown or light brown. Head foliaceous, anterior margin rimlike, slightly wider than or equal to greatest width of pronotum. Median length of vertex shorter than width between eyes. Pronotum broad, often with irregular patches or spots; scutellum nearly triangular. Forewing usually with brown tubercles or spots and with additional cross veins in corium beyond outer apical cell.

Male pygophore slightly longer than high, with long ventrolateral processes, ventral margin rather expanded. Aedeagus shaft compressed, with one or two pairs of moderately long processes subapically on posteroventral surface. Connective T-shaped in ventral view. Paramere elongated with recurved apex and slender anterior portion.

Notes. The identity of this genus is somewhat uncertain because the type material of the type species is apparently lost (see discussion below). Here we follow the definition of the genus proposed by Cai and Jiang (2000).

Size. Length (including tegmen): 6.0– 8 .0 mm.

Distribution. Oriental Region.

Key to species (3) of Midoria   (except Midoria capitata Kato   )

1. Aedeagal shaft with two pairs of processes on ventro-apical region............................................................................ 2 Aedeagal shaft with two processes on ventro-apical region......................................................................................... 3 2. Apex of aedeagal shaft furcate ( Figs. 16, 17 View FIGURES 14 – 18 ) ................................................................. Midoria huapingensis   sp. nov. Apex of aedeagal shaft not furcate ( Figs. 12, 13) .............................................................................. M. hei Cai & Jiang   3. Ventroapical processes of aedeagal shaft fork-like (Figs. 10,11) ............................................. M.annulata Cai & Jiang Ventroapical   processes of aedeagal shaft not fork-like................................................................................................. 4 4. Processes flat, aedeagal shaft without ridge on each side near apex (Figs.19,20,21)................... M. lamellata   sp. nov. Processes coarse, aedeagal shaft with ridge on each side near apex ............................................................................ 5 5. Each ventroapical process with small projection (Figs.1,2,3) ..................... M. emmrichi   (Zhang & Yang) comb. nov. Each ventroapical process without small subapical projection .................................................................................... 6 6. Processes of aedeagus elongate (Figs.4,5,6) ............................................. M. longicornis   (Zhang & Yang) comb. nov. Processes of aedeagus not very elongate (Figs.7,8,9) ................................................. M. funebris   (Jacobi) comb. nov.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Loc

Midoria Kato

Li, Yujian & Li, Zizhong 2010
2010
Loc

Midoria

Kato 1931: 439
1931