Parandanus nigricephalus Duan

Duan, Yani, Dietrich, Christopher H., Webb, Micael D. & Zhang, Yalin, 2016, Review of the South American leafhopper genus Parandanus (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Deltocephalinae), ZooKeys 562, pp. 73-83 : 78

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.562.7478

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/6EB41ED2-F47A-4CC0-AE6E-5B696F71C04C

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scientific name

Parandanus nigricephalus Duan
status

sp. n.

Taxon classification Animalia Hemiptera Cicadellidae

Parandanus nigricephalus Duan sp. n. Figs 5, 6

Description.

Length. Male: 6.6-6.8 mm.

Anterior margin of crown with a dark brown patch extending around ocellus and variably onto disc and to posterior margin, with a medial small yellow spot, a small dark brown spot adjacent to basal angles of eyes (Fig. 5 A–B). Face with pronounced brown markings (Fig. 5D). Pronotum with longitudinal bands variably coalescing, sordid orange brown (Fig. 5 A–B).

Crown of nearly uniform length, 0.36 × as long as distance between eyes, 0.38 × as long as median length of pronotum (Fig. 5 A–B).

Male genitalia.

Pygofer short, sides rounded apically (Fig. 6 A–B). Subgenital plate with lateral margins nearly straight, with approximately 11 narrow macrosetae (Fig. 6C). Style articulating arm moderately long and robust; preapical angle indistinct; apophysis long (Fig. 6D). Aedeagus with pair of subbasal parallel appendages converging apically, extending near to apex of shaft (Fig. 6 E–G).

Material examined.

Holotype: male, Peru: Pasco, 3km N Oxapampa, 1700m, 10°33.20'S, 75°25.55'W, 21 Oct 2002, C.H. Dietrich, merc vapor light, 02 –31– 1 (INHS). Paratypes: 13 males, same data as holotype.

Etymology.

This name is based on the vertex with a large dark patch.

Remarks.

This species can be distinguished by its pronounced brown head markings and long style apophysis.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Parandanus