Birdantis decens Stål, 1863

Constant, Jérôme, 2018, Review of the Maluku Islands species of the lanternfly genus Birdantis Stål, 1863, with a new species and identification key (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Fulgoridae), European Journal of Taxonomy 461, pp. 1-20: 11

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https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2018.461

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scientific name

Birdantis decens Stål, 1863
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Birdantis decens Stål, 1863 

Figs 3View Fig. 3, 5View Fig. 5

Birdantis decens Stål, 1863: 581  (described; compared with Neotropical genus Poiocera de Laporte, 1832  ), 582 (compared with B. delibuta Stål, 1863  ).

Birdantis decens  – Walker 1870: 100 (listed). — Kirkaldy 1913: 11 (compared with a specimen tentatively attributed to B. delibuta  ). — Metcalf 1947: 92 (catalogued). — Lallemand 1959: 194 (keyed), 195 ( B. similis ( Schmidt, 1911)  possible junior synonym of B. decens  (error!)); 1963: 10 (keyed). — Fennah 1977: 376 (keyed), figs 3–4 (male genitalia). — Nagai & Porion 1996: 14 (listed).

Diagnosis

This species can be separated from all other species of Birdantis  by the following combination of

characters:

(1) frons yellowish, with five longitudinal black lines not reaching ventral margin of frons, the three central ones merging together dorsally in a transverse line and central one dilated in middle ( Fig. 5FView Fig. 5)

(2) bulge between frons and vertex coloured as vertex ( Fig. 5CView Fig. 5)

(3) abdomen mostly black dorsally ( Fig. 5AView Fig. 5) and brown ventrally ( Fig. 5BView Fig. 5)

(4) tegmina opaque on basal half and hyaline on distal half ( Fig. 5AView Fig. 5)

(5) hind wings largely hyaline, with basal angle red ( Fig. 5AView Fig. 5)

Material examined

Holotype INDONESIA: ♂ ( Fig. 5View Fig. 5), Aru Island, 6°07′14″ S, 134°30′00″ E [Aru Isl / on the reverse: 58 48] [ Birdantis  ] [Type] [ Birdantis decens Stål  ] [BMNH(E), # 651892] (BMNH).GoogleMaps 

Distribution

Aru Island ( Fig. 3View Fig. 3).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Fulgoridae

Genus

Birdantis

Loc

Birdantis decens Stål, 1863

Constant, Jérôme 2018

2018
Loc

Birdantis decens Stål, 1863 : 581

Stål, 1863 : 581

Loc

Birdantis decens

Walker 1870 : 100 Kirkaldy 1913 : 11 Metcalf 1947 : 92 Lallemand 1959 : 194 Fennah 1977 : 376 Nagai & Porion 1996 : 14