Flaviata furcata Xu, Lu & Qin

Xu, Ye, Lu, Sihan, Dietrich, Christopher H. & Qin, Daozheng, 2018, Descriptions of two new leafhopper species of the genus Flaviata Lu & Qin (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Typhlocybinae) from Southern China, with a key to known species, Zootaxa 4457 (4), pp. 577-582: 579-580

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Flaviata furcata Xu, Lu & Qin

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Flaviata furcata Xu, Lu & Qin  , sp. n.

( Figs 1 – 18View FIGURES 1–9View FIGURES 10–18)

Type materials. Holotype. Male, China, Yunnan, Tengchong , 8 May 2012, light trap, coll. Yanghui Cao ( NWAFU)  . Paratypes. 2 males, China, Yunnan, Mengla, Shangyong Town , 18 – 20 April 2017, light trap, coll. Ye Xu ( NWAFU)  ; 1 male, same data ( INHSAbout INHS)  .

Description. Length, male 5.5 – 5.8 mm.

Color. General body color orange to red. Crown with pair of irregular yellow spots on each side of coronal suture, coronal suture red ( Figs 1, 3View FIGURES 1–9). Eyes black ( Figs 1 – 4View FIGURES 1–9). Ocelli whitish ( Figs 1 – 4View FIGURES 1–9). Face yellow, with longitudinal dark yellow stripe medially, not reaching end of anteclypeus ( Fig. 4View FIGURES 1–9). Pronotum tan centrally, anterior margin and arcuate area behind eyes with irregular oblique yellowish stripes ( Figs 1, 3View FIGURES 1–9). Mesonotum anterocentrally with a pair of rectangles tan stripes and a yellow stripe between them ( Figs 1, 3View FIGURES 1–9). Fore- and hindwing subhyaline, veins brown ( Figs 1, 2, 8, 9View FIGURES 1–9). Abdomen black dorsally ( Fig. 1View FIGURES 1–9). Leg yellowish ( Figs 1–4View FIGURES 1–9).

Male basal abdominal apoedmes reaching segment VI ( Fig. 7View FIGURES 1–9). Male pygofer with 13–16 rigid microsetae along posterior margin, strongly sclerotized dorsally, terminal process extended beyond pygofer lobe, falcate ( Figs 5View FIGURES 1–9, 10,11), dorsal bridge slightly sclerotized, occupying nearly 1/3 total length of lobe, apically membranous ( Figs 6View FIGURES 1–9, 12View FIGURES 10–18). Subgenital plate broad at base, B-group setae (28–30) arranged in 1–2 rows occupying nearly half length of dorsal margin, C-group setae (18–19) arranged in two rows near base and then uniseriate towards apex of plate, Dgroup setae numerous, long, starting near the base and reaching apex of plate, arranged in 2–4 rows ( Figs 5View FIGURES 1–9, 10, 16View FIGURES 10–18). Paramere sinuate, branched at distal third, some specimens with additional small teeth near apex of larger branch ( Figs 5View FIGURES 1–9, 10, 17View FIGURES 10–18). Aedeagal shaft much longer than preatrium, broad at base, strongly narrowed and curved dorsad in apical half, gonopore apical ( Figs 5, 6View FIGURES 1–9, 13, 14View FIGURES 10–18). Connective nearly trapezoidal, slightly wider than long, anterior margin strongly emarginate, caudal margin notched medially ( Fig. 15View FIGURES 10–18). Anal tube membranous, basal appendage short, very slender, curved posteromesad ( Figs 5, 6View FIGURES 1–9, 10, 18View FIGURES 10–18).

Etymology: The specific epithet alludes to the shape of paramere.

Diagnosis. This new species is similar to F. variata  , but differs from the latter in having the paremere branched distally (paramere unbranched in F. variata  ).

Distribution. Southern China (Yunnan).


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