Neomohunia sinuatipenis , Luo, Qiang, Yang, Lin & Chen, Xiang-Sheng, 2018

Luo, Qiang, Yang, Lin & Chen, Xiang-Sheng, 2018, Review of the bamboo-feeding leafhopper genus Neomohunia, with descriptions of two new species from China (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Deltocephalinae, Mukariini), ZooKeys 790, pp. 101-113: 105

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.790.26130

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scientific name

Neomohunia sinuatipenis
status

sp. n.

Neomohunia sinuatipenis  sp. n. Figs 26-36, 43-45, 49-51

Diagnosis.

The characteristics of the new species include the following: pygofer with ventro-posterior angle produced into one short and a long process arising directly from posteroventral margin (Figs 33, 34); aedeagus with shaft laterally compressed, sinuate in lateral view, with a pair of long spinous processes arising dorsobasally, curved caudoventrally (Figs 35, 36).

Description.

Measurements. Body length (including forewing): male 4.87-5.30 mm (10 specimens); female 5.51-5.84 mm (8 specimens).

External features as in N. longispina  but body slightly smaller.

Male genitalia. Male pygofer as in N. longispina  but pygofer with ventroposterior angle produced into one short and a long process arising directly from posteroventral margin, the shorter process directed posteriorly and the longer one directed dorsally (Figs 33-34). Aedeagus simple, with shaft laterally compressed, sinuate in lateral view, with a pair of long spinous processes arising dorsobasally, curved caudoventrally; gonopore subapical on dorsal surface (Figs 35-36).

Female genitalia. Sternite VII (Figure 43) as in N. pyramida  . Ovipositor as in generic description.

Material examined.

Holotype: ♂, China: Guizhou Province, Duyun City, Doupengshan (26°22'N, 107°23'E), 18 August 2016, Jian-Kun Long (IEGU); paratypes: 1♂4♀♀, same locality, 24 September 2016, Qiang Luo and Ya-Lin Yao (IEGU); 1♂, Guizhou Province, Leishan County, Leigong Mountain (26°22'N, 108°10'E), 7 September 2014, Xiang-Sheng Chen ( NHMUK); 7♂♂4♀♀, Guizhou Province, Anlong County, Xianheping (24°59'N, 105°37'E), 28 August 2012, Jian-Kun Long (IEGU).

Host plant.

Bamboo (Figs 49-51).

Distribution.

China (Guizhou Province).

Remarks.

The new species is similar to N. pyramida  (Li & Chen, 1999), but differs in the aedeagal shaft being sinuate in lateral view, with two dorsal processes arising from base; the gonopore is subapical (Figs 35, 36).

Etymology.

The name is derived from the Latin words sinuosus and penis, which refers to the sinuate aedeagal shaft in lateral view (Figure 36).