Osbornellus trifurcatus Domínguez & Godoy, 2010

Domínguez, Edwin & Godoy, Carolina, 2010, Taxonomic review of the genus Osbornellus Ball (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) in Central America 2702, Zootaxa 2702, pp. 1-106 : 72

publication ID

1175­5334

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Osbornellus trifurcatus Domínguez & Godoy
status

sp. nov.

Osbornellus trifurcatus Domínguez & Godoy , sp. nov.

( Figs. 49a–49e)

Description. Length: 5.5–6.2 mm. Member of the O. rarus group ( Fig. 1b). Similar to O. libratus .

Male genitalia: Pygofer moderately projected posteriorly, apex very wide, rounded; macrosetae long, dispersed along apical half of pygofer ( Fig.49a). Valve triangular, ventral margins curved, anterior middle curved. Plates short, base wide, tapered to pointed apex, with setae plumose ( Fig. 49b). Style with apophysis long, straight, apex curved and truncate ( Fig. 49c). Aedeagus in ventral view with base quadrate, wide, margins rounded. Ventral processes absent; shaft tapered to apex, with three projections, the middle one slightly longer and pointed, with lateral extensions of dorsal projection ( Fig. 49d). In lateral view shaft curved dorsad, apex with three pointed projections; dorsal projection long, curved caudad, truncate ( Fig. 49e). Gonopore subapical.

Diagnosis. Very similar to O. libratus . In ventral view the aedeagal shaft of O. trifurcatus has three apical projections, the middle one slightly longer; in O. libratus the apical projections is more bifid with, but the middle one is shorter.

Distribution. Known only from Costa Rica; 2400–2480 m.

Etymology. This species is named for the three projections of the aedeagal shaft.

Type material: Holotype, male, COSTA RICA: Limón. Parque Internacional La Amistad, Valle del Silencio. 2460 m, IX- 5-X-2003, R. González, D. Alfaro ( INBio) . Paratype: COSTA RICA: Limón: 1 female, Parque Internacional La Amistad, Valle del Silencio, Sendero al Jardín Natural , 2400m, 1-5-X-2003, R. Delgado, ( INBio) ; 3 male, 1 female, Parque Internacional La Amistad, Valle del Silencio , 2480m, 20-26-IX- 2003, Rubí, González, Delgado, Alfaro ( INBio, MZCR, CAS) ; 1 male, same locality (2453m) and collector 17-III-2-IV-2003 ( INBio) ; 2 male, same locality (2480) and collector, 27-IX-3-X-2003 ( INBio, USNM) ; 2 male, 2 female, same locality (2460m) and collector, 20-IX-5-X-2003 ( INBio) .

INBio

National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica

MZCR

Museo de Zoologia

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Osbornellus