Curtara (Retusana) woldai ( DeLong & Martison, 1980 )

Domahovski, Alexandre Cruz & Cavichioli, Rodney Ramiro, 2017, Two new species of Nullana from southern Brazil (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Gyponini) with key to males, Zootaxa 4281 (1), pp. 207-218: 215

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4281.1.19

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Curtara (Retusana) woldai ( DeLong & Martison, 1980 )
status

n. comb.

Curtara (Retusana) woldai ( DeLong & Martison, 1980)  n. comb.

( Figs 58–75View FIGURES 58 – 75. 58 – 66)

Nullana woldai DeLong & Martison, 1980: 501  . New combination.

Curtara (Retusana) exilia DeLong & Wolda, 1982: 301  . New synonymy.

The male genitalia of Nullana woldai  also differ from the other species included in Nullana  , including presence of atrial processes ( Figs 74, 75View FIGURES 58 – 75. 58 – 66). DeLong & Martison (1980) referred to the atrial processes as basal processes in the description of the species: " Aedeagal shaft bearing 2 terminal processes which extend to base and 2 basal processes which extend to apex of shaft, base of shaft recurved". DeLong & Wolda (1982) described Curtara (Retusana) exilia  , with illustrations that agree perfectly ( Figs 62–66View FIGURES 58 – 75. 58 – 66) with the male genitalia of N. woldai  ( Figs 71–75View FIGURES 58 – 75. 58 – 66). Both are from the same locality: according to DeLong & Martinson (1980) the holopype of N. woldai  should be labeled " Las Cumbres, Panama, 28-V-1973 H  . Wolda coll." and according to DeLong & Wolda (1982), the holotype of C. (R.) exilia  should be labeled " Panama, Las Cumbres , 9-X-1976  . at light. leg. H. Wolda". The label attached to the holotype of Nullana woldai  indicates the date 27-V-1973 ( Fig. 70View FIGURES 58 – 75. 58 – 66), which is the date quoted for the allotype by DeLong & Martinson (1980).

Both taxa have the same size (8 mm) and coloration: head and thorax yellowish. Pronotum with four black spots near anterior margin, disc with punctate brown spots. Forewing with larger brown spot on corium and irregular brown spots on clavus, costal margin and apex of wing. Study of photographs of the holotypes of both species ( Figs 58–61, 67–70View FIGURES 58 – 75. 58 – 66), deposited in the C. A. Triplehorn Insect Collection (OSUC), and comparison to the original descriptions and illustrations indicates that the two taxa are the same species and, for now, it is retained in Curtara  following DeLong & Wolda (1982). This species may belong in Ponana  , but this change cannot be confirmed until specimens are studied.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Curtara

Loc

Curtara (Retusana) woldai ( DeLong & Martison, 1980 )

Domahovski, Alexandre Cruz & Cavichioli, Rodney Ramiro 2017

2017
Loc

Nullana woldai DeLong & Martison, 1980 : 501

DeLong 1980: 501

Loc

Curtara (Retusana) exilia

DeLong 1982: 301