Bajauana acuminata 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: 6

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.194600

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/433ADC29-FF98-D41A-28D8-7821FA814CDD

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Plazi

scientific name

Bajauana acuminata Löcker
status

sp. nov.

Bajauana acuminata Löcker  , sp. nov.

( Figs 2 View Figure , 12 View Figure )

Types. Holotype 3, AUSTRALIA, Qld: 26 km up Tinaroo Ck Rd via Mareeba, 29.ix.– 11.xi. 1983 (Storey & Brown) (QM T. 156363, originally from QDPIAbout QDPI). Paratypes, Qld: 1 Ƥ, Kuranda Range State Forest, 20.iv. 1967 (D.H. Colless) ( ANICAbout ANIC); 1 Ƥ, Lambs Head (East End), 17 º02’S 145 º 40 ’E, 1180 m, pyrethrum, trees & logs, 29.xi. 1993 (Monteith & Janetzki) (QM); 1 Ƥ, Massey Ra., 6 km NW of Bellenden Ker, 17 º 14 ’S 145 º 48 ’E, 1150 m, pyrethrum, 11.x. 1991 (Monteith & Janetzki) (QM); 1 Ƥ, Crawford’s Lookout, Palmerston Nat. Pk., 1.iv. 1976 (I.D. Galloway) ( QDPIAbout QDPI); 1 Ƥ, GS 1 Mt Haig, 17.06 S 145.36 E, 1150 m, malaise trap, 29.ix.– 31.x. 1995 (L. Umback) ( ANICAbout ANIC).

Etymology. The Latin term ‘ acuminatus ’ means ‘pointed’. Named after the pointed tips of the flagellum.

Colour. Head light brown to mid brown, carinae paler, apex of rostrum dark brown. Pro- and mesonotum light brown to mid brown, carinae paler. Forewings hyaline with numerous brown marks scattered over forewing, mainly along veins; veins and tubercles concolorous with cells; pterostigma light brown, sometimes with brown marks. Abdominal sternites mid to dark brown. Legs light brown.

Morphology. Body length: 3 4.2 mm; Ƥ 4.3–4.8 mm.

Head: Vertex 2.0 times wider than long; with indistinct median carina, covering 3 / 4 of length of vertex. Frons 1.1 times longer than wide; median carina incomplete, covering more than 3 / 4 of length of frons.

Thorax: Forewing 2.5 times longer than wide; with 28–29 tubercles on costa; position of crossvein R-M basad of fork MA-MP. Hind leg: 2 nd tarsomere with 7 apical teeth and three very fine setae.

Male genitalia: Anal tube as in Figs 12 View Figure C, D. Genital styles as in Figs 12 View Figure E, F. Ventromedian process of pygofer triangular as in Fig. 12 View Figure E. Aedeagus as in Figs 12 View Figure A, B. Phallotheca ventrally with long, straight spine (a) inserted at apex of phallotheca. Flagellum with several, more or less sclerotised, pointed tips.

QDPI

Queensland Department of Primary Industries

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cixiidae

Genus

Bajauana