Oecleopsis sinicus (Jacobi, 1944)

Zhi, Yan, Yang, Lin, Zhang, Pei & Chen, Xiang-Sheng, 2018, Two new species of genus Oecleopsis Emeljanov from China, with descriptions of female genitalia of five species (Hemiptera, Fulgoromorpha, Cixiidae), ZooKeys 768, pp. 1-17: 1

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Oecleopsis sinicus (Jacobi, 1944)


Oecleopsis sinicus (Jacobi, 1944)  Figs 61-64, 69

Mnemosyne sinica  Jacobi, 1944: 12.

Oliarus sinicus  (Jacobi, 1944): Van Stalle 1988: 46.

Oliarus cucullatus  Noualhier, 1896: 255; Fennah 1956: 453, fig. 3( G–H) (misidentification); Chou et al. 1985: 23, fig. 20 (misidentification).

Oecleopsis sinicus  (Jacobi, 1944), Van Stalle 1991: 23, figs 92-100; Guo et al. 2009, 51, figs 1-6.

Material examined.

China: 3♂♂, 2♀♀, Shanxi Province, Lishan National Nature Reserve (1300-2200m), 12-15 July 2012, Xiao-Hui Hou; 2♂♂, Anhui province, Huangshan city, Tangkou town (500m), 20 May 2008, Zheng-Guang Zhang; 9♂♂, 4♀♀, Fujian province, Shanghang county, Natural Reserve of Meihua Mountain, Gutian town, 17 August 2009, Pei Zhang, Jun-Qiang Ni; 3♂♂, 5♀♀, Henan province, Jiyuan City, Wangwu Mountain, 22 August 2009, Yu-Jian Li; 2♂♂, Sichuan province, Yaan city, Zhougong Mountain, 15-18 July 2010, Pei Zhang; 1♂, Sichuan Province, Tianquan County, Labahe, 25 July 2012, Zhi Hua Fan; 21♂♂, 15♀♀, Sichuan Province, Mianyang City, Anzhou District, Chaping, 19-22 July 2010, Pei Zhang, Yan-Li Zheng, Ke-Bin Li, Zhi-Min Chang; 5♂♂, 2♀♀, Sichuan Province, Mianyang City, Wanglang National Nature Reserve, Changbaigou (2587m), 25 July 2016, Meng-Shu Dong; 17♂♂, 6♀♀, Guizhou province, Wangmo county, Fuxing Town, 9 August 2012, Wei-Chen Yang; 7♂♂, 13♀♀, Guizhou province, Wangmo county, Dayi Town, 15-16 July 2016, Liang-Jing Yang, Yong-Shun Ding; 14♂♂, 3♀♀, Guizhou province, Wangmo county, Dayi Town, 25-26 June 2013, Jian-Kun Long, Ji-Chun Xing, Hai-Yan Sun; 11♂♂, 4♀♀, Guizhou province, Maolan county, Banzhai Town, 5-6 July 2010, Xiao-Hui Hou, Pei Zhang; 4♂♂, 1♀, Guizhou province, Bijie City, Bazhai Town, Jinyin mountain, 7 July 1977, collector unknown; 11♂♂, 14♀♀, Guizhou Province, Weining County, Caohai National Natural Reserve, 1-6 August 2017, Ying-Jian Wang, Liang-Jing Yang, Nian Gong, Guan-Fu Ma; 1♂, Guizhou province, Rongjiang county, Pingyang Town, Xiaodanjiang, 9 July 2011, Jian-Kun Long; 1♂, 1♀, Guizhou province, Luodian county, Moyang Town, 10 May 2013, Zhi-Hua Fan.

Supplementary description.

Female genitalia. Genitalia as shown in Fig. 61 ventrally. Anal tube (Fig. 62) 2.1 times longer than wide in dorsal view. Posterior vagina (Figs 63-64) elongate, with a longitudinal sclerite respectively dorsally and medially. In ventral view, right side with a more or less triangular sclerite basally, terminal area with a transverse long sclerite.

Host plant.

Artemisia  sp. ( Compositae  ); Zea mays  Linnaeus ( Panicoideae  ).


China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hunan, Shanxi, Sichuan), Japan.


Female genitalia of Oecleopsis sinicus  can be distinguished from other species of the genus by the following characters: basal sclerite on right side of posterior vagina without process ventrally; terminal area with a transverse long sclerite ventrally.


The female genitalia of this species is described and illustrated in detail for the first time.