Osbornellus emmeni 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 : 24

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5295345

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5295345

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F63478-FFDC-A111-FF4B-FBBDFC9FF87D

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Osbornellus emmeni Domínguez & Godoy
status

sp. nov.

Osbornellus emmeni Domínguez & Godoy , sp. nov.

( Figs. 21a–21e)

Description. Length: 5.7 mm. Member of the O. auronitens group ( Fig. 1a). General description as in O. eberhardi .

Male genitalia: Pygofer less than twice as long as width, moderately projected posteriorly, narrow and rounded at apex; with very long macrosetae dispersed along apical half ( Fig. 21a). Valve triangular. Plates very long, rounded at apex and with filamentous setae ( Fig. 21b). Style with apophysis short and truncate ( Fig. 21c). Aedeagus in ventral view wide basally, then slightly narrowed; shaft with apex truncate and slightly shorter than ventral processes ( Fig. 21d). Ventral processes arising at one-third the length of the aedeagus, separated distally, tapered, apices sharp. Shaft in lateral view curved dorsad; dorsal projection short and truncate. Gonopore apical. Ventral processes curved dorsad, tapered, apex sharp, separated distally from shaft ( Fig. 21e).

Diagnosis. Very similar in appearance to O. barletti , but in ventral view the aedeagal shaft and ventral processes of O. emmeni are slightly curved dorsad. In O. barletti they are more curved, especially the shaft.

Distribution. Known only from Costa Rica; 2050 m.

Etymology. This species is named in honor of Daniel Emmen in recognition of his loan of specimens and providing laboratory facilities for the first author.

Type material: Holotype, male, COSTA RICA: Puntarenas, Coto Brus, Zona Protectora Las Tablas, Mellizas , La Quijada del Diablo. 2050 m, 13-IX-12-X-1996, L. Angulo ( INBio) . Paratype: COSTA RICA: 1 male, Cartago R.F. Rio Macho. Cerro de la Muerte , 3000, Mar-Abr. 1990. P.Hanson ( MZCR). Malaise . 2 male, 7 female, Puntarenas, Coto Brus, Zona Protectora Las Tablas, Mellizas , La Quijada del Diablo. 2050 m, 13-IX-12-X-1996, L. Angulo ( BMNH, CAS, INBio, USNM) .

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