Paralaevicephalus lamellatus, Xing, Jichun, Dai, Renhuai & Li, Zizhong, 2009

Xing, Jichun, Dai, Renhuai & Li, Zizhong, 2009, A taxonomic study of the genus Paralaevicephalus Ishihara (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae), with description of four new species from China, Zootaxa 1979, pp. 53-61 : 60-61

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Paralaevicephalus lamellatus

sp. nov.

Paralaevicephalus lamellatus View in CoL sp. nov.

Figs. 36–41 View FIGURES 36 – 41

Description. General appearance as in Paralaevicephalus grossus sp. nov..

Male genitalia: Subgenital plate short, outer and apical margins rounded, macrosetae irregularly arranged towards apex; elongate stout process arising basally from inner margin, strongly curved dorsad at apex ( Fig. View FIGURES 36 – 41

38). Style short, apical process narrow, rounded, not exceeding apical margin of subgenital plate, base narrow ( Fig. 38 View FIGURES 36 – 41 ). Connective with arms forked, without stem ( Fig. 41 View FIGURES 36 – 41 ). Aedeagus with shaft short, curved dorsad, apex lamellar. ( Figs. 39, 40 View FIGURES 36 – 41 ).

Measurement. Length (including tegmen): 3, 2.7–2.9 mm; Ƥ, 2.9–3.1 mm.

Host. Weeds.

Type Material. Holotype 3, China: Henan Prov., Jiyuan City, Wangwushan, 21 August 2008, coll. Jichun Xing ( IEGU). Paratypes: 23,4Ƥ, same data as holotype.

Diagnosis. This species is similar to Paralaevicephalus prima (Rao) , but the connective is Y-shaped and the apex of the aedeagus is lamellar. It also differs from Paralaevicephalus grossus sp. nov. in lacking the stem of the connective and in is the apically lamellar aedeagus.

Etymology. The species name is derived from the Latin words lamellatus , indicating the end of aedeagus is lamellar.

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