Nesochlamys jubatus Löcker,

Löcker, Birgit, Fletcher, Murray J. & Gurr, Geoff M., 2010, Taxonomic revision of the Australian Eucarpiini (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Cixiidae) with the description of nine new species, Zootaxa 2425, pp. 1-31: 22

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Nesochlamys jubatus Löcker

sp. nov.

Nesochlamys jubatus Löcker  , sp. nov.

( Figs 9View FIGURE 9 A –C, 20)

Types. Holotype 3, AUSTRALIA, Qld: Bellenden Ker Range, summit TV station, 1560m, 1.– 7.xi. 1981 (Earthwatch, QM T. 1563673).

Etymology. The Latin term ‘ jubatus  ’ means ‘maned, crested’ and refers to the dense bunch of setae on the apex of the genital styles.

Colour. Vertex light brown near basal emargination, dark brown apically. Face mid brown, carinae concolorous, except for pale lateral carinae of frons. Pronotum light brown, mesonotum dark brown. Forewings hyaline, colourless with some light to mid brown patches; veins and tubercles concolorous with cells; apical parts of veins near pterostigma darkened; pterostigma light brown. Legs light brown, femora slightly darker.

Morphology. Body length: 3 3.7 mm.

Head: Vertex 0.7 times as wide as long; with median carina covering about 1 / 2 of length of vertex. Frons 1.4 times longer than wide.

Thorax: Forewing 3.3 times longer than wide; with 19 tubercles on costa; Sc+R forking basad of fork CuA 1 +CuA 2; RP apically trifid; apical cells 10. Hind leg: 1 st and 2 nd tarsomere with 6 apical teeth.

Male genitalia: Anal tube ( Figs 20View FIGURE 20 B, C) in dorsal view very wide apically, tapering towards base ( Fig. 20View FIGURE 20 B). Genital styles ( Figs 20View FIGURE 20 D, E) apically with numerous fine setae, some grouped together to form dense bunch of setae pointing dorsocephalad. Ventromedian process of pygofer trapezoid ( Fig. 20View FIGURE 20 D). Aedeagus ( Fig. 20View FIGURE 20 A): phallotheca left laterally with rounded, bifurcated spine (a), inserted near apex of aedeagus and flattened, caudally directed, spine-like structure, inserted near base of aedeagus. Flagellum without spines.

Remarks. This species differs from the other Australian species of Nesochlamys  by the presence of a flattened, caudally directed, spine-like structure, inserted near the base of the aedeagus ( Fig. 20View FIGURE 20 A).