Bajauana austrina ( Kirkaldy, 1907 ),

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: 4-6

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Bajauana austrina ( Kirkaldy, 1907 )


Bajauana austrina ( Kirkaldy, 1907) 

( Figs 1View FIGURE 1, 11View FIGURE 11)

Australoma austrina Kirkaldy, 1907: 114  , Pl. VIII, Figs 16–18View FIGURE 16View FIGURE 17View FIGURE 18.

Bajauana austrina (Kirkaldy)  , Fennah, 1980: 239.

Type. Lectotype 3 (designated here, examined), AUSTRALIA, Qld: Kuranda, viii. 1904 ( BPBM).

Notes: One male type specimen from Kuranda, Queensland has been examined. It is unclear from the original description whether further type material exists - though it is unlikely because a single measurement instead of a range is given for the body length by Kirkaldy (1907). Nevertheless, the specimen is recognised as a syntype because of the possibility of additional type specimens and is hereby designated as lectotype to provide diagnostic reference for the species.

Other material examined. AUSTRALIA, Qld: 1 3, Mossman Gorge, 21.iv. 1967 (D.H. Colless) ( ANIC); 2 Ƥ, same data, 23.iv. 1967 ( ANIC); 2 3, Windsor Tableland via Mt Carbine, 26.xii. 1983 – 24.i. 1984 (Storey & Halfpapp) ( QDPI); 3 3, 1 Ƥ, same data, malaise trap, 10.xi.– 26.xii. 1983 (Storey & Titmarsh) ( QDPI); 1 Ƥ, same data, 4.– 29.xii. 1980 ( QDPI); 1 3, Kuranda Range State Forest, 7–8 m, Black Mtn Road, 20.iv. 1967 (D.H. Colless) ( ANIC); 1 Ƥ, Kuranda State Forest, 28.1 km N of Kuranda, 16 º 40 ’ 25 ”S 145 º 30 ’08”E, 28.iv. 1998 (G. Cassis) (AMS).

Colour. Head yellow except for dark brown apex of rostrum. Pro- and mesonotum yellow, carinae concolorous or slightly paler. Forewings hyaline yellowish except for mid brown mark near apex of clavus; veins and tubercles yellow; pterostigma yellow except for two mid brown marks. Abdominal sternites yellow, sometimes mid brown. Legs yellow.

Morphology. Body length: 3 4.9–5.1 mm; Ƥ 4.9–5.5 mm.

Head: Vertex 1.4–1.7 times wider than long; with or without indistinct median carina. Frons 1.0– 1.2 times longer than wide. Median carina of frons complete, rarely incomplete.

Thorax: Forewing 2.5 –2,7 times longer than wide; with about 21–24 tubercles on costa; position of crossvein R-M basad or at same level as fork MA-MP. Hind leg: 2 nd tarsomere with 8 (rarely 7) apical teeth and three very fine setae.

Male genitalia: Anal tube as in Figs 11View FIGURE 11 C, D. Genital styles as in Figs 11View FIGURE 11 E, F. Ventromedian process of pygofer triangular as in Fig. 11View FIGURE 11 E. Aedeagus as in Figs 11View FIGURE 11 A, B. Phallotheca left lateral with two more or less straight spines (a, b) of different length, right lateral with slightly curved, short spine (c) and long, more or less straight spine. (d). Flagellum with several pointed tips.

Remarks. Bajauana austrina  has been recorded from Australia and Indonesia (Buru Island) and therefore represents one of two species within the Australian Eucarpiini that are not endemic to Australia. Bajauana austrina  can be distinguished from B. acuminata  by the characters given in the key.


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Bajauana austrina ( Kirkaldy, 1907 )

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

Bajauana austrina

Fennah 1980: 239

Australoma austrina

Kirkaldy 1907: 114