Osbornellus ligatus 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 : 30

publication ID

1175­5334

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Osbornellus ligatus Domínguez & Godoy
status

sp. nov.

Osbornellus ligatus Domínguez & Godoy , sp. nov.

( Figs. 24a–24e)

Description. Length: 5.8 mm. Member of the O. auronitens group ( Fig. 1a). General description as in O. eberhardi .

Male genitalia: Pygofer less than twice as long as wide, moderately projected posteriorly, narrow and rounded; with long macrosetae dispersed along apical half of pygofer ( Fig. 24a). Valve triangular. Plates very long, apex pointed, with few filamentous setae ( Fig. 24b). Style with long apophysis ( Fig. 24c). Aedeagus in ventral view with base slightly narrow; shaft straight, slender, apex truncate, shorter than ventral processes ( Fig. 24d). Ventral processes arising near base of aedeagus, straight, apices tapered at tip; dorsal projection narrow, pointed, curved caudad. Gonopore apical. In lateral ventral view processes with apices pointed, close to shaft, slightly separated at apices, curved dorsad ( Fig. 24e).

Diagnosis. Very similar to O. seudopuniceus , but in lateral view the vental processes of O. ligatus arise very close to shaft, slightly separated at apices, and curved dorsad. In O. seudopuniceus the ventral processes are separated from the shaft and curved caudad.

Distribution. Known only from Costa Rica; 1850 m

Etymology. This species is named for the close proximity of the shaft and ventral processes in lateral view.

Type material: Holotype, male, COSTA RICA: San José, Pérez Zeledón, Parque Nacional Chirripó, Estación Santa Elena, 1850 m, 6-VIII-15-IX-1997, M. Segura & E. Alfaro ( INBio) . Paratype: COSTA RICA: San José: 2 male, Pérez Zeledón, Parque Nacional Chirripó, Estación Santa Elena, 1850m, 6-VIII-15-IX- 1997, M. Segura, E. Alfaro ( INBio) .

INBio

National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Osbornellus