Nesochlamys capensis 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: 20

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Nesochlamys capensis Löcker

sp. nov.

Nesochlamys capensis Löcker  , sp. nov.

( Figs 8View FIGURE 8 A –C, 18)

Types. Holotype 3, AUSTRALIA, Qld: 3 km W of Cape Tribulation, 500 m, 20.ix.– 7.x. 1982 (Monteith, Yeates & Thompson) (QM T. 156365). Paratype, Qld: 1 3, 4 km W of Cape Tribulation, 720 m, baited flight trap, rainforest, 23.ix.– 7.x. 1982 (Monteith, Yeates & Thompson) (QM).

Etymology. Named after the type locality, Cape Tribulation.

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 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. Abdomen light to mid brown. Legs light brown, femora slightly darker.

Morphology. Body length: 3 3.6–3.9 mm.

Head: Vertex 0.7 times as wide as long; with median carina covering 1 / 2–3 / 4 of length of vertex. Frons 1.3–1.4 times longer than wide. Rostrum not reaching hind coxae.

Thorax: Forewing with about 15 tubercles on costa; Sc+R forking basad of fork CuA 1 +CuA 2; position of crossvein R-M distad or at same level as fork MA-MP; RP apically trifid; apical cells 10. Hind leg: 1 st tarsomere with 6 apical teeth; 2 nd tarsomere with 6 (rarely 7) apical teeth and three very fine setae.

Male genitalia: Anal tube as in Figs 18View FIGURE 18 B, 18 C. Genital styles ( Figs 18View FIGURE 18 D, E) apically with numerous fine setae. Ventromedian process of pygofer trapezoid ( Fig. 18View FIGURE 18 D). Aedeagus ( Fig. 18View FIGURE 18 A): phallotheca left laterally with long spine (a), inserted near apex and bifurcated spine (b) with branches of unequal length; ventrally with long, flattened spine (c) directed cephalad. Flagellum without spines.

Remarks. This species can be distinguished from the other Australian species of Nesochlamys  by the arrangement of spines on the aedeagus (two single spines and one bifurcated spine with branches of unequal length as in Fig. 18View FIGURE 18 A).