Varma gibbosa Wang & Liang, 2008

Chang, Zhi-Min, Zhang, Zheng-Guang, Yang, Lin & Chen, Xiang-Sheng, 2014, Review of the Chinese species of the genus Varma Distant (Hemiptera, Fulgoromorpha, Tropiduchidae), with description of two new species, ZooKeys 417, pp. 21-35: 26

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scientific name

Varma gibbosa Wang & Liang, 2008
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Taxon classification Animalia Hemiptera Tropiduchidae

Varma gibbosa Wang & Liang, 2008  Figs 3, 20-23

Varma gibbosa  Wang & Liang, 2008: 117.

Material examined.

2 ♂♂, 1 ♀, China, Xizang, 1960m, 22 Aug. 2005, Z.-H. Yang.

Distribution.

China (Xizang).

Female genitalia.

Gonapophyses VIII (first valvula) (Fig. 21) saw-like, strongly sclerotized with 7-8 distinct teeth on dorsal margin, ventral margin with 3-4 distinct teeth. Gonapophyses IX (second valvula) (Fig. 22) degradated, triangular. Gonoplace (third valvula) (Fig. 23) stout, membranous, formed 13 or 14 teeth on ventral margin and apical margin. In ventral view, endogonocoxal lobe (Fig. 20) in the base of the gonapophyses VIII produced mesad not bilateralll symmetrical, that of left triangular, apex obtuse, that of right falculate. Sternite VII (Fig. 20) with posterior margin forming a shallow pit in middle 1/7.

Remarks.

For the female species, Sternite VII with posterior margin of Varma gibbosa  is similar to Varma serrata  , but can be from the latter in the pit of posterior margin more shallow and relative more broader (more deep and narrow in serrata), left of endogonocoxal lobe triangular, apex obtuse, that of right falculate (that of left thin rods, that of right slender, with one triangular protrusion in the outer edge, in serrata) (Figs 20, 39).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Tropiduchidae

Genus

Varma