Osbornellus coopertus 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 : 44-45

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Osbornellus coopertus Domínguez & Godoy

sp. nov.

Osbornellus coopertus Domínguez & Godoy View in CoL , sp. nov.

( Figs. 32a–32e)

Description. Length: 5.8–6.6 mm. Member of the O. rarus group ( Fig. 1b). Similar to O. rarus .

Male genitalia: Pygofer about 1.5 times as long as greatest width; slightly projected posteriorly, apex wide, slightly concave; with few medium-sized macrosetae dispersed along apical third ( Fig. 32a). Valve triangular, margins rounded in anterior half. Plates short, wide at base, tapered, apex pointed, with a few short, dispersed setae ( Fig. 32b). Style with apophysis long, straight, truncate ( Fig. 32c). In ventral view aedeagus wide at base, curved, ovate laterally, then straight and tapered; shaft hidden by ventral processes; dorsal projection with small lateral extension ( Fig. 32d). Ventral processes arising close to base of aedeagus, straight, apressed in basal two-thirds, apical third narrower, pointed, apices convergent, external margin transparent. In lateral view shaft wide, curved caudad, apex wider, rounded, shorter than ventral processes; dorsal projection expanded apically, truncate. Gonopore subapical. Ventral processes very separated from shaft at base, very curved at base, then vertical, narrow, apices rounded ( Fig. 32e).

Diagnosis. O. coopertus is very similar externally to O. rarus and O. latus . O. coopertus , in ventral view, has the ventral processes of the aedeagus with external margins transparent and the apices convergent. O. latus lacks the transparent external margin and the ventral processes are not convergent apically. O. rarus also lacks the transparent external margin.

Distribution. Known only from Costa Rica; 2100–3000 m.

Etymology. This species is named for the aedeagal shaft hidden by the ventral processes.

Type material: Holotype, male, COSTA RICA: Cartago, 4 Km N.E. de Cañón, Génesis II, 2300 m, P. Hanson ( CAS) . Paratype: COSTA RICA: Cartago: 8 male, 14 female, El Guarco, San Isidro, 4 Km N.E. de

Cañón, Génesis II, 2300m, II-1996, P. Hanson ( BMNH, MZCR, USNM); 1 male, Reserva Forestal Río Macho , Cerro de la Muerte, 3000m, III-IV-1989, P. Hanson ( MZCR) ; 19 male, 12 female, Genesis II, 2300m, III-1996, C. Godoy, P. Hanson ( MZCR) . San José: 1 male, Reserva Forestal Los Santos, 1.5 km al Sur de La Georgina , 3100m, 3-IV-2003, C. Godoy ( MZCR) ; 11 female, Cerro de la Muerte, 26 Km N San Isidro , 2100m, 1-VI-31-VII-1991, P. Hanson, C. Godoy ( MZCR) ; 3 female, same locality and collector, X-1991 ( MZCR) ; 1 male, Cerro de la Muerte, 19 Km S. 3 Km W. Empalme , 2600m, IV-V-1993, P. Hanson, C. Godoy ( MZCR) ; 1 male, Estación Cuerici, 4.6 Km al E. de Villa Mills. 2600–2640m, 21-II-1997, M. Segura, C. Godoy ( MZCR) ; 4 male, 2 female, same locality and collector, 22-II-1997 ( MZCR) .


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