Acrogonia albertoi , Silva, Roberta Dos Santos Da, Cavichioli, Rodney R., Takiya, Daniela M. & Mejdalani, Gabriel, 2017

Silva, Roberta Dos Santos Da, Cavichioli, Rodney R., Takiya, Daniela M. & Mejdalani, Gabriel, 2017, Descriptions of eight new Acrogonia species from the Amazon region, including peculiar features of the female genitalia (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Cicadellinae: Proconiini), Zootaxa 4244 (4), pp. 515-534: 524-525

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Acrogonia albertoi

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Acrogonia albertoi  sp. nov.

( Figs. 45–52View FIGURES 45 – 52)

Total length. Male holotype 9.5 mm; male paratypes 9. 0–9.3 mm (n = 4); female unknown.

Holotype description. Head and thorax. Structural features of head and thorax ( Figs. 45–46View FIGURES 45 – 52) much as described above for A. amazonensis  sp. nov., except for forewings ( Figs. 45–46View FIGURES 45 – 52) translucent.

Color. Crown ( Fig. 45View FIGURES 45 – 52), anterior margin of pronotum and mesonotum dark brown mottled with yellow; pronotal disc ( Fig. 45View FIGURES 45 – 52) brown mottled with yellow. Forewings ( Figs. 45–46View FIGURES 45 – 52) translucent. Face ( Fig. 46View FIGURES 45 – 52) dark brown with three large, conspicuous pale yellow spots on frons (median superior one and pair of inferior ones). Lateral portions ( Fig. 46View FIGURES 45 – 52) of thorax dark brown with pale yellow maculae; ventral portions of thorax mostly dark brown. Legs ( Fig. 46View FIGURES 45 – 52) yellow with dark brown portions.

Male genitalia. Pygofer ( Fig. 47View FIGURES 45 – 52), in lateral view, strongly produced posteriorly, distal half expanded; disc with dispersed setae. Subgenital plates ( Fig. 48View FIGURES 45 – 52), in ventral view, triangular, basal third slightly expanded laterally and then tapering gradually toward apex; in lateral view, plates elongate, extending almost as far posteriorly as pygofer apex; plate surface with scattered setae. Connective ( Fig. 49View FIGURES 45 – 52), in dorsal view, Y-shaped; arms poorly developed; stalk narrow, without median keel, apex slightly expanded. Style ( Fig. 49View FIGURES 45 – 52), in dorsal view, sinuous; extremely elongate, extending posteriorly much farther than apex of connective; without preapical lobe; apical portion directed inward; apex acute. Aedeagus ( Figs. 50–51View FIGURES 45 – 52) symmetrical, bifid, slender, with pair of small preapical bifid processes. Anal tube ( Fig. 52View FIGURES 45 – 52) without processes.

Female unknown.

Etymology. The new species is described in honor of the father of the first author, Sr. José Alberto da Silva, in recognition of his important contribution to her professional development.

Type material. Holotype: male, “ Brasil [state of] Pará \ Serra Norte \ CALDEIRÃO\ COL  : NOTURNA\ 5-XI- 1985 ” (MPEG). Paratypes: two males, “ Brasil Pará \ Serra Norte \ SERRARIA\ 19-X-1984 ” ( MPEG, MNRJ)  ; one male, “ Brasil, Pará \ Serra Norte \ SERRARIA\ COL NOTURNA \ 25-X-1984 ” ( MPEG)  ; one male, “ Brasil Pará \ Serra Norte \ Caldeirão \ 27-X-1984 \ col. noturna” ( MPEG)  .


Universidad Nacional de Colombia


Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi


Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro