Ishiharella inflata Yu & Yang

Yu, Xiaofei & Yang, Maofa, 2015, Five new species of Ishiharella Dworakowska (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Typhlocybinae) with a key to worldwide species of the genus, Zootaxa 4000 (5), pp. 571-580: 575-576

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4000.5.6

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scientific name

Ishiharella inflata Yu & Yang
status

sp. nov.

Ishiharella inflata Yu & Yang  , sp. nov.

( Figs 28–35View FIGURES 28 – 35, 50– 51View FIGURES 44 – 53)

Type material. Holotype: 1 ♂, P. R. China, Mt. Gaoligong, Yunnan Province, 6 August 2013, coll. Zhihua Fan; paratypes: 3 ♀, same data as holotype (all IEGU).

Length: ♂ 4.68mm, ♀3.94–4.70mm

Crown yellowish orange, female with black patch posteriorly between eyes ( Fig. 50View FIGURES 44 – 53). Eyes black ( Fig. 50View FIGURES 44 – 53). Face yellowish, anteclypeus black apically ( Fig. 51View FIGURES 44 – 53). Pronotum orange, with blackish posteromedial patch ( Fig. 50View FIGURES 44 – 53). Scutellum yellowish, apex slightly black, scutoscutellar sulcus brownish ( Fig. 50View FIGURES 44 – 53). Forewing brown, hind wing hyaline ( Fig. 50View FIGURES 44 – 53). Legs yellowish ( Fig. 51View FIGURES 44 – 53).

Male ventral abdominal apodemes reaching middle of segment 4 ( Fig. 28View FIGURES 28 – 35). Male pygofer strongly narrowed anteriorly, anterior margin unsmooth, dorsal margin pigmented ( Fig. 30View FIGURES 28 – 35). Subgenital plates extended beyond pygofer in lateral view, completely fused with only slight median emargination distally, bearing 8 macrosetae in one row and ca. 50 microsetae in 3 or 4 rows ( Fig. 29View FIGURES 28 – 35). Paramere elongate, apex strongly bent, with thin preapical process extended basad, apophysis attenuated preapically ( Fig. 31View FIGURES 28 – 35). Aedeagal shaft short, broad, ovoid, strongly compressed, basal process nearly symmetrical with three pairs of branches, middle branches extended dorsad and crossing basal branches in lateral view, middle length expanded in lateral view ( Figs 32, 33View FIGURES 28 – 35). Anal tube process curved in lateral view ( Fig. 35View FIGURES 28 – 35). Connective with paired apical and basal lobes, apex broader than base, apical margin concave ( Fig. 34View FIGURES 28 – 35).

Etymology. The name of the new species refers to the medially inflated basal aedeagal process.

Remarks. The new species differs distinctly from others in the genus in the shape of the paramere apex ( Fig. 31View FIGURES 28 – 35) and aedeagal process with three pairs of branches ( Figs 32, 33View FIGURES 28 – 35).