Nesochlamys pandikros 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: 24

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Nesochlamys pandikros Löcker

sp. nov.

Nesochlamys pandikros Löcker  , sp. nov.

( Figs 9View FIGURE 9 D –G, 21)

Types. Holotype 3, AUSTRALIA, Qld: Bellenden Ker Range, Cable Tower 5, 500 m, malaise trap, ix.– x. 1982 (S. Montague) (QM T. 156368). Paratype, Qld: 1 3, same data, x.–xii. 1982 (QM).

Etymology. The Greek term ‘ pan- ’ means ‘all, every’ and ‘ dikros ’ means ‘forked’ and refers to the spines on the aedeagus, which are all bifurcated.

Colour. Vertex light brown near basal emargination, mid brown apically. Face mid brown, carinae concolorous, except for pale lateral carinae of frons. Pronotum light brown, mesonotum mid to dark brown. Forewings hyaline colourless with numerous light 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 3.3 mm.

Head: Vertex 0.5 times as wide as long; with median carina covering 1 / 2–3 / 4 of length of vertex. Frons 1.5–1.6 times longer than wide. Rostrum just reaching hind coxae.

Thorax: Forewing 3.7 times longer than wide; with 13 tubercles on costa; Sc+R forking basad of fork CuA 1 +CuA 2; position of crossvein R-M basad of fork MA-MP; RP apically bifid; 8–9 apical cells. Hind leg: 1 st and 2 nd tarsomere with 6 apical teeth.

Male genitalia: Anal tube as in Figs 21View FIGURE 21 B, 21 C. Genital styles ( Figs 21View FIGURE 21 D, E), apically with numerous fine setae. Ventromedian process of pygofer trapezoid ( Fig. 21View FIGURE 21 D). Aedeagus ( Fig. 21View FIGURE 21 A): phallotheca left laterally with broad, well sclerotised, bifurcated spine (a); ventrally with less sclerotised, bifurcated spine (b) with one short and one very long, slender branch. Flagellum without spines.

Remarks. This species differs from all other Australian species of Nesochlamys  by the presence of two bifurcated spines on the aedeagus ( Fig. 21View FIGURE 21 A).