Anasta lobosa , Song, Zhi-Shun & Liang, Ai-Ping, 2013

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: 556-559

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Anasta lobosa

sp. nov.

Anasta lobosa  sp. nov.

( Figs 1View FIGURE 1 B, 3 B, 7–9)

Diagnosis. The new species is similar to A. minuta (Lallemand)  , but can be separated from the latter by the relatively short cephalic process, and the forewings with M vein first bifurcated to M 1 + 2 and M 3 + 4 nearly abreast with bifurcation of Sc+R, distinctly beyond CuA.

Description. Body length (from apex of cephalic process to tip of forewings): ♂ 11.5 mm; length of head: 2.4 mm; width of head (including eyes): 1.1 mm; length of forewings: 8.4 mm.

Cephalic process ( Fig. 7 AView FIGURE 7. A –C) in front of eyes distinctly elongate and slightly upturned. Vertex ( Fig. 7 AView FIGURE 7. A) with the ratio of length in central line to width in base 3.02: 1; median carina only distinct between eyes. Frons ( Fig. 7View FIGURE 7. A B) elongate, intermediate carinae nearly parallel, median carina distinct and complete. Forewings ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3 B) with M vein first bifurcated to M 1 + 2 and M 3 + 4 veins near middle, nearly abreast with bifurcation of Sc+R, distinctly beyond CuA; stigmal area with 1 transverse veins.

Male genitalia with gonostyles ( Fig. 8View FIGURE 8. A D) large and broad, apex with a small obtuse process; upper process prolonged, not incurved, acute apically. Aedeagus ( Fig. 9 AView FIGURE 9. A –C) large and broad, compressed dorsoventrally, bases of phallobase sclerotized and pigmented, the remainder membranous sac-like; dorsal lobes large, broad and inflated, more or less sclerotized, with a pair of small apical processes on each side, directed posteriorly in dorsal view; ventrolateral lobes small, flat and rounded at each end, dorsal end small, directed posteriorly, ventral end large, incurved ventrally and crossed in ventral view; ventral part with a small lobe in middle under ventrolateral lobes. Segment X ( Fig. 8 AView FIGURE 8. A) distinctly elongate, lateral margin nearly parallel, with the ratio of length to width in base about 2.1: 1 in dorsal view; ventral apical margin conspicuously concave.

Material examined. Holotype ♂, PAPUA NEW GUINEA: SE Popondetta, 18 m, light trap, 30 – 15.VIII. 1963, J. Sedlacek (BPBM).

Etymology. The name of this species is derived from the Greek “lobos”, referring to its paired large, sac-like and inflated lobes in aedeagus.

Distribution. Papua New Guinea.

Anasta minuta (Lallemand, 1935)  comb. nov.

Fulgora minuta Lallemand, 1935: 673  , Figs 14View FIGURE 14, 15.

Dictyophara minuta (Lallemand)  : Metcalf, 1946: 167.

Remarks. According to Lallemand’s description, A. minuta  comb. nov. is very similar to A. timorina  from Timor, Indonesia. A. minuta  comb. nov. can be distinguished from the latter by the longer cephalic process and a longer prominent media carina on vertex (Lallemand 1935). We didn’t have chance to examine the both species Distribution. Indonesia (Timor).