Belbina bloetei Lallemand, 1959

Constant, Jérôme, 2014, Revision of the Malagasy lanternfly genus Belbina Stål, 1863, with two new species (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Fulgoridae), European Journal of Taxonomy 102, pp. 1-37: 16-17

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2014.102

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3852499

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/64738955-C406-DA08-D76B-06783872F92D

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scientific name

Belbina bloetei Lallemand, 1959
status

 

Belbina bloetei Lallemand, 1959 

Figs 2A–EView Figs 1–3. — 1, 15–16View Figs 13–18, 46View Figs 46–49

Belbina blotei Lallemand, 1959: 92  , fig. 40a–b (lateral view of head, wing venation) (type in RMNH).

Belbina blotei  – Constant 2004b: 31 (listed).

Note

The species epithet refers to the Dr H.C. Blöte (RMNH) and is emended following the article 32.5.2.1 of ICZN (1999).

Diagnostic characters

(1) disc of hind wings red ( Fig. 2AView Figs 1–3. — 1); (2) size more than 26 mm; (3) cephalic process projecting dorsad, broad ( Fig. 2D–EView Figs 1–3. — 1); (4) ground colour of tegmina and head pale rosy brown; (5) rectangular pale patch on clavus ( Fig. 2A, CView Figs 1–3. — 1).

LT: ♂ (n = 1) 27.0 mm; ♀ (n = 1) 29.5 mm.

Material examined

Holotype

MADAGASCAR: ♀ (examined on photographs), [Madagascar, coll. Lambert.] [environs de Tananarive] [Type] [ Belbina blotei Lall., V. Lallemand  det., 195] [ RMNH.INS.780532], Tananarive (Antananarivo), 18°55’ S, 47°31’ E ( RMNH). – Note: “Lambert” = Lamberton.GoogleMaps 

Paratypes

MADAGASCAR: 1 ♀ (examined on photographs), [Madagascar, rec. Lamberton] [environs de Tananarive] [ Belbina blotei Lallemand, V. Lallemand  det., 195] [Paratype] [ RMNH.INS.780531] ( RMNH); 1 ♂, 1 ♀, [environs de Tananarive] ( FSAG). Note: Lallemand (1959) stated that all types are deposited in RMNH but he actually retained 2 paratypes in his collection (now in FSAG).

Additional material

MADAGASCAR: 1 ♂, Mahajanga Prov., Forêt de Tsimembo, 8.7 km 336° NNW of Soatana, 19°1’17” S, 44°26’26” E, 20 m, 21–25 Nov. 2001, at light in tropical dry forest, Fisher, Griswold et al. ( CAS); 2 ♀♀, near Tananarive, Lamberton ( RBINS); 2 ♀♀, Morondava à Mahabo, Last 1854-91, 20°20’ S, 44°28’30” E ( MNHN); 1 ♂, Madagascar ( NMPC); 1 ♂, no data ( NCSU).

1 ♀, erroneously labelled Soekaboemi, Java ( INHS).

Male genitalia

Dark red ( Figs 15–16View Figs 13–18); pygofer higher than long and with posterior margin concave in middle in lateral view ( Fig. 15View Figs 13–18); anal tube slightly elongate, 1.16 times longer than broad at apex and with lateral margins bisinuate in dorsal view ( Fig. 16View Figs 13–18); margin of anal opening pointed posteriorly ( Fig. 15View Figs 13–18) and hiding lateral margin apically in dorsal view ( Fig. 16View Figs 13–18); gonostyli elongate, 1.18 times longer than high (dorsal process included), strongly surpassing apex of anal tube and acutely rounded at apex in lateral view ( Fig. 15View Figs 13–18); ventral margin straight on basal 1/5, then strongly excavate ( Fig. 15View Figs 13–18); dorsal margin with basal strong digitiform process projecting laterodorsally, strong hook laterally at middle of process projecting posteroventrally and posterior margin of process excavate between apex and hook ( Fig. 15View Figs 13–18); apex of digitiform process rounded and broad in dorsal view ( Fig. 16View Figs 13–18).

Remarks

Belbina bloetei  is a member of the falleni  + group, showing strong basodorsal digitiform process on gonostyli. It can be separated (1) from B. falleni  , B. laetitiae  sp. nov., B. lambertoni  and B. pionneaui  by the more strongly concave ventral margin of the gonostyli in lateral view; (2) from B. falleni  by the less excavate dorsal margin of the gonostyli in dorsal view; (3) from B. laetitiae  sp. nov. and B. lambertoni  by the more acute apex of the gonostyli in lateral view; (4) from B. pionneaui  by the more rounded apex of the basodorsal digitiform process of the gonostyli.

Distribution

See Fig. 46View Figs 46–49.

RMNH

National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis

FSAG

Faculte des Sciences Agronomiques de Gembloux

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

RBINS

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

NMPC

National Museum Prague

NCSU

North Carolina State University Insect Museum

INHS

Illinois Natural History Survey

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Fulgoridae

Genus

Belbina

Loc

Belbina bloetei Lallemand, 1959

Constant, Jérôme 2014
2014
Loc

Belbina blotei Lallemand, 1959: 92

Lallemand V. 1959: 92
Loc

Belbina blotei

Constant J. 2004: 31