Oteana euphranor (Fennah)

Hoch, Hannelore, 2006, New Cixiidae from Eastern Polynesia: Oteana gen. nov. and Manurevana gen. nov. (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha), Zootaxa 1209, pp. 1-47: 7-10

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Oteana euphranor (Fennah)

comb. nov.

Oteana euphranor (Fennah)  comb. nov.

(figs 9–15)

Oliarus euphranor Fennah 1958: 131 

Supplementary description.

Body length.

Male. 4.9–5.4 mm (+/­ 0.172), n= 15. Female. 5.5–6.2 mm (+/­ 0.188), n= 25. Coloration.

Area of vertex, areolets, frons, and clypeus dark brown, carinae of head and fenestrae stramineous. Pronotum with discoidal and ventral areas dark brown, posterior margin and carinae stramineous. Tegulae testaceous. Mesonotum dark brown to blackish, longitudinal carinae generally lighter, more or less contrasting, posterior tip of mesonotum stramineous. Tegmina and wings hyaline, translucent, without conspicuous pattern. Costal vein dark brown, pterostigma distinct, dark brown. Venation of tegmina otherwise testaceous, slightly darker in apical third.

Proportions and carination of head and thorax as well as spinulation of hind legs as described for the genus.

Male genital complex (figs 9–15)

Genital segment (figs 9, 10) bilaterally symmetrical, with both dorsal apical angles of subrectangular lobes acute; medioventral process gradually tapering posteriorly. Anal segment (figs 11, 12) symmetrical, elongately ovate. Parameres distally produced into a pointed tip (fig 13, arrow). Aedeagus (figs 14, 15): shaft dorsally with a rounded, earshaped protrusion (fig 14, arrow), ventrally with 3 spines: right lateral spine (a 1) long, slender, terete, curved laterad to the right side; median spine (a 2?) short, pointed, directed straight caudad; left spine (a 3) strong, inserting with a broad base, apically tapering, directed caudad. Left spine variable within populations (fig 15), unforked (in most specimens studied) or forked. Apical spine of shaft (a 5) long, slender, terete, curved laterobasad to the left side, almost reaching tip of flagellum. Subapical spine (a 6) comparatively short, slightly curved, directed left laterad. Flagellum simple, with one distinct distal spine (b 1).

Female genitalia as described for the genus.


On native vegetation. Likely host plants are Weinmannia parviflora  ( Cunoniaceae  ) ( Fennah 1958), Metrosideros collina  ( Myrtaceae  ), Myrsine spec  . ( Myrsinaceae  ). From 800 –above 1600 m.

Material examined

Holotype ɗ (here re­examined): Society Islands: Tahiti I., Mt. Aorai  Trail, 4500–5500 ft, E.C. Zimmerman leg., BPBM (type nr 2628).

Additional material: all specimens from Tahiti Island.

Mt. Aorai  : 109 ɗ, 66 Ψ, Mt. Aorai  Trail, between 600 –ca. 1650 m, native vegetation: Weinmannia parviflora  , Metrosideros collina  , Coprosma  spec  ., Dodonaea viscosa  , ferns, 14.IV.– 12.V. 1999, M. Asche & H. Hoch, AH; 12 ɗ, 2 Ψ, ibid., 1400m, 12.IX. 1977, at light, S.L. Montgomery, BPBM Acc.Nr. 1977.361; 31 ɗ, 15 Ψ, Mt. Aorai  , NW Ridge, 800–1450 m ,, native vegation, Metrosideros collina  , Weinmannia parviflora, Va  c ci n iu m ce re u m, Styphelia tameiameia var. sacretalis  , Reynoldsia verrucosa  , 9.VII. – 11.VII. 1961, J.L. Gressitt, BPBM; 3 ɗ, 1 Ψ, Mt. Aorai  , N­side, 1400m, at light, W.C. Gagné & S.L. Montgomery, BPBM Acc.Nr. 1977.361.

Mt. Marau: 1 ɗ, 3 Ψ, N side of Mt. Marau, 1300–1400 m, ex Weinmannia  , 15.III. 1983, G. Paulay, BPBM; 1 ɗ, 1 Ψ, Mt. Marau, 1200–1300 m, ex Weinmannia  , 29.– 30.VIII. 1984, G. Paulay, BPBM Acc.nr. 1985.69; 3 ɗ, ibid., 1300m, 29.VIII. 1984, G. Paulay, BPBM Acc.nr. 1985.69; 2 ɗ, 5 Ψ, ibid., 1300–1400m, beaten from Weinmannia  , 28.VIII. 1984, G. Paulay, BPBM Acc.nr. 1985.69; 1 ɗ, road to Mt Marau, 840–850m, 29.VIII. 1977, at light, W.C. Gagné & S.L. Montgomery, BPBM Acc.nr. 1977 – 361; 1 ɗ, ibid., 950–960 m, native forest, 27.VIII. 1977, W.C. Gagné, BPBM; 1 ɗ, Mt. Marau, 1000m, 19.– 21.VIII. 1977, S.L. Montgomery, BPBM Acc.Nr. 1983.25; 1 ɗ, ibid., 1490 m, 19.– 21.VIII. 1977, S.L. Montgomery, BPBM Acc.Nr. 1983.25; 4 ɗ, ibid., 1490 m, on Myrsine  and Weinmannia  , 29.– 30.VI. 1977, W.C.Gagné, BPBM Acc.nr. 1977.361; 1 ɗ, ibid., 1400–1500m, on Weinmannia parviflora  , 18.– 21.VIII. 1977, W.C. Gagné, BPBM; 15 ɗ, 6 Ψ, Mt. Marau, 1430 m, ex Weinmannia  , 3.IX. 2004, D. M. Percy, BPBM; 1 ɗ, 1 Ψ, ibid, 1430 m, ex Weinmannia  , 13.IX. 2004, D.M. Percy, BPBM.

Pico Vert: 1 ɗ, 1 Ψ, Pico Vert, ca. 800 m, ex Metrosideros collina  , 6.VI. 2002, D. M. Percy, BPBM.

Tahiti Iti: 9 ɗ, Taiarapu, above Vaiufaufa, 900m, 24.– 25.IX. 1977, S.L. Montgomery, BPBM Acc.nr. 1977.361; 7 ɗ, ibid., 900 m, 3.VII. 1977, S.L. Montgomery, BPBM Acc.nr. 1977.361; 1 ɗ, Vaiufaufa, 500 m, 1. IV. 1971, N.L.H. Krauss, BPBM.














Oteana euphranor (Fennah)

Hoch, Hannelore 2006

Oliarus euphranor

Fennah 1958: 131