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

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Bajauana acuminata Löcker

sp. nov.

Bajauana acuminata Löcker  , sp. nov.

( Figs 2View FIGURE 2, 12View FIGURE 12)

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 QDPI). Paratypes, Qld: 1 Ƥ, Kuranda Range State Forest, 20.iv. 1967 (D.H. Colless) ( 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) ( QDPI); 1 Ƥ, GS 1 Mt Haig, 17.06 S 145.36 E, 1150 m, malaise trap, 29.ix.– 31.x. 1995 (L. Umback) ( 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 12View FIGURE 12 C, D. Genital styles as in Figs 12View FIGURE 12 E, F. Ventromedian process of pygofer triangular as in Fig. 12View FIGURE 12 E. Aedeagus as in Figs 12View FIGURE 12 A, B. Phallotheca ventrally with long, straight spine (a) inserted at apex of phallotheca. Flagellum with several, more or less sclerotised, pointed tips.


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