Anasta australiaca (Lallemand, 1935)

Song, Zhi-Shun & Liang, Ai-Ping, 2013, Review of the genus Anasta Emeljanov (Hemiptera: Dictyopharidae: Hastini) from the Australasian region, Zootaxa 3741 (4), pp. 551-568: 556

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scientific name

Anasta australiaca (Lallemand, 1935)
status

comb. nov.

Anasta australiaca (Lallemand, 1935)  comb. nov.

( Figs 1View FIGURE 1 A, 3 A, 4–6)

Fulgora australiaca Lallemand, 1935: 674  , Figs 16, 17.

Dictyophara australiaca (Lallemand)  : Metcalf, 1946: 149.

Redescription. Body length (from apex of cephalic process to tip of forewings): ♂ 9.9–10.5 mm; length of head: 1.4–1.6 mm; width of head (including eyes): 1.1–1.2 mm; length of forewings: 7.8–8.1 mm.

Cephalic process ( Fig. 4 AView FIGURE 4. A –C) in front of eyes distinctly short and upturned. Vertex ( Fig. 4 AView FIGURE 4. A) with the ratio of length in central line to width in base (1.65–1.72): 1; median carina distinct and sharp between eyes. Frons ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4. A B) elongate, lateral and intermediate carinae ridged, median carina distinct, more or less weak apically and or lacking apically. Forewings ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3 A) with stigmal area obscure viridescent, with 0–2 transverse veins.

Male genitalia with gonostyles ( Fig. 5View FIGURE 5. A D) large and broad, apex with a small obtuse process; upper process elongate, slightly curved inwards, acute apically. Aedeagus ( Fig. 6 AView FIGURE 6. A –C) large and robust, dorsal part and bases of ventral and lateral parts on phallobase sclerotized and pigmented, the remainder membranous; dorsal part elongate, V-shaped apically, with a pair of small sclerotized apical processes, directed posteriorly in dorsal view, the base of processes membranous sac-like and inflated inwards; ventrolateral parts produced in a pair of large, sac-like and inflated lobes, transversely prolonged: rounded in middle and tapered at each end, dorsal end more or less sclerotized, directed posteriorly, ventral end elongated, incurved ventrally and crossed each other in ventral view; ventral part with a small lobe in middle under the ventrolateral lobes. Segment X ( Fig. 5 AView FIGURE 5. A) relatively broad and large, lateral margin somewhat diverging towards apex, with the ratio of length to width in base about 1.3: 1 in dorsal view; ventral apical margin truncated and straight.

Material examined. AUSTRALIA: 2 ♂, North Queensland, Lockirbie, 14–17.VII. 1948, L.J. Brass (Archbold Exped., AMNH).

Remarks. This species is externally similar to A. vitiensis Emeljanov & Wilson  , but can be distinguished from the latter by the shorter cephalic process and the bigger ventrolateral lobes in aedeagus. See also the key for identification.

Distribution. Australia (North Queensland).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Dictyopharidae

Genus

Anasta