Paralaevicephalus grossus, 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 : 59-60

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Paralaevicephalus grossus

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Paralaevicephalus grossus View in CoL sp. nov.

Figs. 30–35 View FIGURES 30 – 35

Description. Color and external features as in generic description.

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. 32 View FIGURES 30 – 35 ). Style short, apex broad, rounded, exceeding apical margin of subgenital plate, based broad ( Fig. 32 View FIGURES 30 – 35 ). Connective with arms forked, Y-shaped, stem and arms of approximately equal length. ( Fig. 35 View FIGURES 30 – 35 ). Aedeagus with shaft short and slender, curved dorsad ( Figs. 33, 34 View FIGURES 30 – 35 ).

Measurement. Length (including tegmen): 3, 3.0– 3.2 mm; Ƥ, 3.1–3.3 mm.

Host. Weeds.

Type Material. Holotype 3, China: Shanxi Prov., Xi’an City, Cuihuashan, 26 August 2008, coll. Jichun Xing ( IEGU). Paratypes: 63,4Ƥ, same data as holotype.

Diagnosis. This species is similar to Paralaevicephalus prima (Rao) , but can be distinguished from the latter by the following characteristics: aedeagal shaft slender, connective with arms forked, Y-shaped and the end of style is crassi and developed.

Etymology. The species name is derived from the Latin words grossus , indicating the end of style is broad and well developed.

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