Thampoa quinquemaculata, Hou, Xiao-Jiao, Zhang, Ya-Lin & Huang, Min, 2016

Hou, Xiao-Jiao, Zhang, Ya-Lin & Huang, Min, 2016, A review of the Oriental leafhopper genera Thampoa Mahmood and Guheswaria Thapa (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Typhlocybinae), Zootaxa 4144 (2), pp. 253-262: 255-257

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Thampoa quinquemaculata

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Thampoa quinquemaculata   sp. nov.

( Figs 1–11 View FIGURES 1 – 11 )

Description. Body pale overall with symmetrical dorsal pattern diffusing yellow, orange, reddish-orange and brown markings. Vertex with one broad transverse light brown band between anterior eye margins and with two quadrangular ivory patches between coronal suture and eyes. Pronotum with two round ivory patches anteriorly and laterally. Adjoining area between posterior area of pronotum and anterior area of scutellum with one oval ivory patch medially; triangles brown; transverse depression yellow. Forewing semitransparent excepting oblique brown stripe in apical part of brochosome field and infumated patches in apical half, reddish-orange patches in remaining part. Hindwing transparent and white with veins brown ( Figs 1–3 View FIGURES 1 – 11 ).

Abdominal apodemes extending to 6th segment. Pygofer side gradually narrowed from base to apex with numerous microsetae on caudo-dorsal part, several rigid setae at caudal margin, and with finger-like process rolled towards inner side of ventral margin ( Figs 4, 5 View FIGURES 1 – 11 ). Subgential plate with one macroseta basally; apical part bilobed, inner lobe with 2–3 setae apically; outer lobe cucullate basally with four peg-like setae on outer margin, apex sharply narrowed, hooked and curved to base with four peg-like setae ( Figs 6, 7 View FIGURES 1 – 11 ). Paramere slender and curved, row of sensory pits on inner margin and several setae on outer margin medially ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 1 – 11 ). Aedeagus with two pairs of processes apically; ventral processes short, slender and directed caudally, dorsal processes slightly wider, longer and directed dorsad. Apical capsule long exceeding apex of ventral processes ( Figs 10, 11 View FIGURES 1 – 11 ).

Measurement. Male 2.56 mm (including wing).

Type material. Holotype, ♂, Yunnan Prov., Mengla Yaoqu , altitude 800m, 28.V.2009, coll. Cui Wei.  

Paratypes, 1♂, same data as holotype   ; 4♂, Yunnan Prov., Mengla Longmen , altitude 930m, 17.V.2009, coll. Cui Wei   ; 2♂, Yunnan Prov., Mengla Longmen , altitude 930m, 20.V.2009, coll. Cui Wei   .

Notes. The new species is similar to T. trifasciata Huang   in the aedeagal structure, but the former has five ivory patches on the vertex, pronotum and adjoining area between pronotum and scutellum, and the subgential plate has the inner lobe distinctly longer than the outer lobe which has four peg-like setae on the outer margin of the cucullate base and four peg-like setae on the hooked and pointed apex. In contrast, T. trifasciata   has two conjoined longitudinal orange patches on the middle part of the vertex and pronotum, and the subgential plate has the inner lobe slightly shorter than the outer lobe which has seven peg-like setae longitudinally arranged on the outer margin of the cucullate base and lacks peg-like setae on the curved and lamellate apex.

Etymology. The species name is derived from a combination of the Latin prefix “quinque-” (five) and the Latin word “maculata” (patch), which refers to five ivory patches on the crown, pronotum and scutellum.