Ruppeliana

Mejdalani, Gabriel, 2017, The Neotropical sharpshooter genus Ruppeliana Young (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadellidae): four new species, key to males, and new synonyms, Zootaxa 4329 (5), pp. 436-448: 438

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4329.5.2

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scientific name

Ruppeliana
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Key to Ruppeliana   species (males)

1 Forewings with conspicuous longitudinal maculae or stripes....................................................2

1’ Forewings with transverse, rounded or irregular maculae; markings may be inconspicuous............................ 4

2 Aedeagus, in lateral view, with shaft elongate and slender; apical atrial pair of processes as long as aedeagal shaft ( Fig. 19 View FIGURES 15 – 21 )..................................................................................... R. longiphallus   sp. nov.

2’ Aedeagus, in lateral view, with shaft short and robust; apical atrial pair of processes shorter than aedeagal shaft...........3

3 Forewings brownish-red to reddish-pink with lighter longitudinal stripes. Aedeagus with basal atrial processes long, extending much beyond aedeagal apex....................................................... R. nigripes (Signoret, 1853)  

3’ Forewings brownish-red with yellow to greenish-yellow longitudinal stripes. Aedeagus with basal atrial processes short, not extending posteriorly beyond aedeagal apex................................... R. flavivirescens Carvalho et al., 2014  

4 Forewings brownish-red with few inconspicuous lighter marks............................ R. coronata (Signoret, 1853)  

4’ Forewings brownish-red or dark brown to black with conspicuous contrasting marks.................................5

5 Style short and robust, not or slightly exceeding apex of connective........................... R. signiceps ( Stål, 1862)  

5’ Style long and slender, extending posteriorly beyond apex of connective for about one-third to two-thirds of its length......6

6 Forewings with small and/or narrow markings ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 8 – 14 ).........................................................7

6’ Forewings with large and/or broad markings ( Fig. 1 View FIGURES 1 – 7 )..........................................................9

7 Forewings mottled with green...................................................... R. fulva ( Taschenberg, 1884)  

7’ Forewings with few blue to bluish-white or ivory markings.....................................................8

8 Forewings red with transverse blue to whitish-blue maculae...................... R. caelimaculata Carvalho et al., 2014  

8’ Forewings dark brown to black with yellowish-white to bluish-white maculae ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 8 – 14 ).................. R. grossii   sp. nov.

9 Aedeagal basal processes located above aedeagal shaft............................. R. glaucomaculata (Germar, 1821)  

9’ Aedeagal basal processes located beside or beneath aedeagal shaft..............................................10

10 Aedeagus with atrial apical processes directed ventrally, with apex truncate and serrate ( Fig. 26 View FIGURES 22 – 27 )........ R. serrana   sp. nov.

10’ Aedeagus with atrial apical processes directed dorsally or posteriorly, apex smooth and rounded....................... 11

11 Aedeagus long and narrow with apical atrial processes long and attaining shaft apex................. R. tatia Young, 1977  

11’ Aedeagus short and robust with apical atrial processes very short, forming small projections.......................... 12

12 Aedeagal basal processes longer than twice the length of shaft ( Fig. 5 View FIGURES 1 – 7 ).......................... R. barbarensis   sp. nov.

12’ Aedeagal basal processes longer than half length of shaft............................... R. episcopalis (Signoret, 1853)