Neocarpia Tsaur & Hsu, 2003,

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: 17

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Neocarpia Tsaur & Hsu, 2003


Genus Neocarpia Tsaur & Hsu, 2003 

Neocarpia Tsaur & Hsu, 2003: 440  .

Type species: Neocarpia maai Tsaur & Hsu, 2003: 440  , by original designation.

Morphology. Head: Head including eyes slightly narrower than pronotum. Vertex widening towards basal emargination; lateral carinae strongly elevated; subapical carina absent. Frons lacking median ocellus; median carina present. Rostrum distinctly surpassing hind coxae.

Thorax: Pronotum short, intermediate carinae curved following posterior margins of eyes. Forewings steeply tectiform; widening towards apex; apical margin rounded; Sc+R fused, forming common stem Sc+R, M emerging separately from basal cell; Sc+R forking slightly basad or at same level as fork CuA 1 +CuA 2; crossvein MP-CuA about as long as or longer than vein MP from M fork to this veinlet; position of crossvein R-M distad of fork MA-MP; position of crossvein MP-CuA at same level as crossvein R-M; apical cells 10.

Male genitalia: Genital styles as in Figs 17View FIGURE 17 D, E, with inner side of basal arm bearing a small tooth.

Female genitalia: Ovipositor elongate, orthopteroid, slightly curved upwards, reaching or slightly surpassing anal style; 8 th sternite medially very long, slightly bent dorsad, posterior margin u-shaped; anal segment square (as long as wide) or rectangular (slightly longer than wide) in dorsal view; anal style as long as wide or slightly longer than wide; 9 th tergite without wax plates.

Remarks. Neocarpia  has only been represented by one species from Taiwan, N. maai  . This species and the Australian species described below share many characters, i.e. venation of the forewing, shape of genital spines and arrangement of spines on the phallotheca (except that N. rhizophorae  has one fewer spine than N. maai  ). Nevertheless, the two species differ in the chaetotaxy of the 2 nd hind tarsomere. Tsaur & Hsu (2003) observed eight apical teeth in N. maai  whereas N. rhizophorae  bears only six to seven apical teeth. Tsaur & Hsu (2003) list the character state “transverse veinlet M 3 + 4 -Cu 1 a much longer than M 3 + 4 from M fork to this veinlet” in the description of Neocarpia  . The holotype of N. rhizophorae  shows a situation where on one forewing the transverse veinlet M 3 + 4 -Cu 1 a (= crossvein MP-CuA) is about as long as M 3 + 4 (= MP) from M fork to this veinlet, however on the other forewing the transverse veinlet M 3 + 4 -Cu 1 a is distinctly longer than M 3 + 4 from M fork to this veinlet. In the female paratypes of N. rhizophorae  both of those veinlets are about the same length.












Neocarpia Tsaur & Hsu, 2003

Löcker, Birgit, Fletcher, Murray J. & Gurr, Geoff M. 2010


Tsaur 2003: 440