Osbornellus springerae 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 : 27

publication ID

1175­5334

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F63478-FFD1-A11C-FF4B-FF75FAE0F91E

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scientific name

Osbornellus springerae Domínguez & Godoy
status

sp. nov.

Osbornellus springerae Domínguez & Godoy , sp. nov.

( Figs. 22a–22e)

Description. Length: 4.8–6.3 mm. Member of the O. auronitens group ( Figs. 1a). General description as in O. eberhardi .

Male genitalia: Pygofer less than twice as long as wide, moderately projected posteriorly, apex narrow and rounded; with long macrosetae dispersed along apical third ( Fig. 22a). Valve oval, rounded, curved in the middle. Plate long, apex tapered, with plumose setae ( Fig. 22b). Style with apophysis short, straight and truncate ( Fig. 22c). Aedeagus in ventral view with basal portion wide and curved; shaft straight, slender, slightly longer than ventral process; apex truncate. Ventral processes arising one-quarter of the way along length of aedeagus, base wide, divergent, slender; apical third slightly expanded and divergent, with pointed apices ( Fig. 22d). In lateral view shaft slender, apex truncate, curved dorsad, nearly the same length as the ventral processes; dorsal projection short, straight, wide, narrowed at tip. Gonopore apical. Ventral processes tapered, curved dorsad, slightly separated, apices sharp ( Fig. 22e).

Diagnosis. Similar to O. anonae externally, but in ventral view the ventral processes of O. springerae arise one-quarter of the way along the length of the aedeagus and they diverge from a wide base; the shaft is nearly the same length as the ventral processes. In O. anonae , the ventral processes arise nearly half way along the length of the shaft, the base in lateral view is not as wide, and the shaft and ventral processes remain together for short distance.

Distribution. Known from Costa Rica and Panama; 300–2600 m.

Etymology. This species is named for Monika Springer in recognition of her studies of aquatic insects and help provided to the first author’s thesis research.

Type material: Holotype, male, COSTA RICA: Cartago, Parque Nacional Tapant, Estación Quebrada Segundo , 1300 m, II-1994, G. Mora ( INBio) . Paratype: COSTA RICA: Alajuela: 1 male, Los Chiles de Aguas Zarcas , 300m, III-1990, C. Godoy, P. Hanson ( MZCR) . Cartago: 1 female, Paraíso, Parque Nacional Tapant , 1150m, III-1994, G. Mora ( INBio) ; 1 female, same locality and collector, XII-1994 ( INBio) ; 2 male, 2 female, Quebrada Segunda, Tapant , 1150m, XI-1994, G. Mora ( INBio) ; 1 male, same locality and collector, 1-30-VII- 1994 ( MIUP) ; 2 male, 1 female, same locality and collector, IX-1994 ( INBio) ; 2 male, 1 female, same locality and collector, III-1995 ( INBio) ; 1 female, Parque Nacional Tapanti, Area de Conservación Amistad , 1300 m, XI-1993, G. Mora ( INBio) ; 1 female, Sector La Represa, Sendero Rancho Negro , 1700–1800m, 17-IX-18-X- 1996, R. Delgado ( INBio) ; 1 female, Madreselva, Los Lagos , 2600m, XII-1994 - 16-I-1995, M. M. Chavarria, A. Solano ( INBio) ; 1 male, 3 female, same locality and collector, X-1993 ( INBio) ; 1 male, same locality and collector, VIII-1995 ( INBio) ; 2 male, Zona Protectora, Río Navarro y Río Sombrero , La Cangreja, 1950m, VI-VII-1992, P. Hanson ( MZCR, BMNH) ; 3 male, same locality and collector, XI-1991 ( INBio) ; 2 male, 3 female, La Cangreja , 9.8 N, 83.97 W, III-V-1992, P.Hanson ( INBio) GoogleMaps ; 1 male, La Represa, Torre del I.C.E. entre los Rios Porras y Villegas , 1800m, XII-1996, R. Delgado, Malaise ( INBio) . Puntarenas: Las Alturas , 2000 m, 8.95 N, 82.83 W, I-III-1995, P. Hanson ( MZCR) GoogleMaps . San Jos: 1 male, Reserva Forestal Los Santos, 19 Km S., 3 Km O. del Empalme , 2600m, XII-1992, P. Hanson ( MZCR) ; 1 female, same locality and collector, IX-1992 ( MZCR) ; 1 male, Cerro de la Muerte, 19 Km S. 3 Km W. Empalme, 2600m, III-VI-1990, P. Hanson ( MZCR) ; 1 male, same locality and collector, IV-V-1993 ( CAS) ; 1 male, Zurqu de Moravia , 1600 m, 10.05 N, 84.02 W, III-1989, P. Hanson ( MZCR) GoogleMaps ; 1 female, same locality and collector, III-1991 ( MZCR) GoogleMaps ; 1 female, same locality and collector, V-1991 ( MZCR) GoogleMaps ; 1 male, same locality and collector, VII-1992 ( MZCR) GoogleMaps .

PANAMÁ: Chiriquí: 1 male, Boquete , 1250m, 8°48´N; 82°26´W, 28-V-1975, H. Wolda ( USNM) GoogleMaps .

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