Parafagocyba striata, Yang, 2017

Yang, Mao-Fa, 2017, Review of the Oriental leafhopper genus Parafagocyba Kuoh & Hu (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Typhlocybinae: Typhlocybini), with descriptions of three new species from China, Zootaxa 4318 (1), pp. 147-156: 151

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Parafagocyba striata

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Parafagocyba striata   sp. nov.

( Figs 23–35 View FIGURES 23 – 35 , 53–60 View FIGURES 53 – 60 )

Description. Length of male 4.5–4.6 mm; female 4.7–5.0 mm. Eyes brownish; crown with yellowish except two dark round patches; face sordid yellowish; pronotum yellowish, with anterolateral margin brownish; mesonotum yellow medially, anterolateral triangles and apex of scutellum brown; forewing veins yellowish, clavus with yellowish to brown, adjoining area of corium with yellowish, apical cells with infuscate; distal half of hind wing infuscate (figs 23–27).

Coronal suture distinct, reaching to 3/4 of length of crown (figs 23, 25, 28, 30).

Male 2S apodemes robust, parallel sided, extended to middle part of sternite V (fig. 56).

Subgenital plate with two basal macrosetae, row of rigid setae on lateral margin extended to apex (figs 53, 60). Paramere robust, rows of microsetae on middle. Connective central ridge distinct, and anterior arms widely divergent (fig. 57). Aedeagus shaft nearly straight, shorter than ventral process; genital atrium same as Parafagocyba membrana   sp. nov.; aedeagal shaft rounded on apex; ventral process with one group of sculptures in lateral view; gonopore subapical (figs 33–35, 58–59).

Type material. Holotype, ♂, Wanglang Nature Reserve , Mianyang, Sichuan Province, China, 21 July 2016, Coll. Bin Yan. Paratypes, 1♂ 8♀♀, same data as holotype.  

Etymology. The species name is derived from the word “striate”, refers to form of the sculpture of ventral process of the aedeagus.

Remarks. The species is very similar to P. binaria Kuoh & Hu   in the form of the aedeagus, but differs in its dorsal coloration, subgenital plate with two macrosetae near base, and the more basal location of the sculptures on the ventral process of the aedeagus.