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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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4457.4.7

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scientific name

Flaviata furcata Xu, Lu & Qin
status

sp. n.

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, 3 View Figure ). Eyes black ( Figs 1 – 4 View Figure ). Ocelli whitish ( Figs 1 – 4 View Figure ). Face yellow, with longitudinal dark yellow stripe medially, not reaching end of anteclypeus ( Fig. 4 View Figure ). Pronotum tan centrally, anterior margin and arcuate area behind eyes with irregular oblique yellowish stripes ( Figs 1, 3 View Figure ). Mesonotum anterocentrally with a pair of rectangles tan stripes and a yellow stripe between them ( Figs 1, 3 View Figure ). Fore- and hindwing subhyaline, veins brown ( Figs 1, 2, 8, 9 View Figure ). Abdomen black dorsally ( Fig. 1 View Figure ). Leg yellowish ( Figs 1–4 View Figure ).

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

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).

INHS

Illinois Natural History Survey

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Flaviata