Belbina falleni Stål, 1863

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: 19-20

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3852513

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scientific name

Belbina falleni Stål, 1863
status

 

Belbina falleni Stål, 1863 

Figs 4A–EView Figs 4–6. — 4, 19–20View Figs 19–23, 37–38View Figs 36–42, 47View Figs 46–49

Belbina falleni Stål, 1863a: 233  (type in NMW).

Belbina vicina Lallemand, 1959: 90  , fig. 38 (key, description and dorsal view of head and thorax) (type in FSAG). syn. nov.

Belbina falleni  – Stål 1866: 144 (key, description). — Jacobi 1917: 527 (listed). — Metcalf 1947: 123 (catalogued). — Lallemand 1959: 93, fig. 41 (key, description and lateral view of head). — Constant 2004b: 31 (listed).

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

Diagnostic characters

(1) disc of hind wings red with black markings ( Fig. 4AView Figs 4–6. — 4); (2) ground colour of tegmina pale brown ( Fig. 4AView Figs 4–6. — 4); (3) sides of vertex laminate above eye but not foliaceous ( Fig. 4C–DView Figs 4–6. — 4); (4) large-sized (more than 26 mm long); (5) cephalic process broad, strongly curved dorsad ( Fig. 4DView Figs 4–6. — 4); (6) clavus with colour pattern similar to the rest of the tegmen ( Fig. 4AView Figs 4–6. — 4).

LT: ♂ (n = 5) 26.6 mm (26.0–27.0); ♀ (n = 7) 29.1 mm (28.5–30.2).

Material examined

Type material

MADAGASCAR: Holotype of Belbina falleni  , ♀, [Madagascar, Coll. Signoret] [Falléni det. Signoret] [Type] ( NMW). 

MADAGASCAR: Holotype of Belbina vicina Lallemand, 1959  , ♂, [Manjakandriana, Madagascar] [Type.] [ Belbina vicina Lall., V. Lallemand  det., 1957], 18°55’ S, 47°48’ E ( FSAG).GoogleMaps 

Additional material

MADAGASCAR: 1 ♀, Manjakandriana ( FSAG); 2 ♂♂, 1 ♀, near Tananarive, Lamberton, Tananarive (Antananarivo), 18°55’ S, 47°31’ E ( RBINS); 2 ♂♂, Vohemar (Iharaoa), 13°21’ S, 50°00’ E ( RBINS, NCSU); 1 ♀, N Madagascar ( BMNH); 1 ♀, Montagne d’Ambre, Feb. 1930, Sicard, Montagne d’Ambre (Ambohitra), 12°30’ S, 49°10’ E ( MNHN); 1 ♀, idem, Dec. 1930 ( MNHN); 1 ♀, no locality, Apr. 1930, Sicard ( MNHN); 1 ♀, Madagascar, coll. De Bergevin ( MNHN); 4 ♀♀, Madagascar (2: MNHN, 2: NMW); 1 ♂, N Madagascar, 37 km S of de Vohémar, Analalava forest, 25 m, 10–18 Dec. 1968, P. Viette & P. Griveaud, 13°36’ S, 49°59’ E ( MNHN); 1 ♂, Diego-Suarez, coll. De Bergevin, Diègo Suarez (Ampanolahamirafy), 12°16’ S, 49°17’ E ( MNHN); 1 ♀, Plateau de l’Ankarafantsika, W Madagascar, coll. De Bergevin 16°16’ S, 46°35’ E ( MNHN); 1 ♀, N Madagascar ( BMNH); 1 ♀, no data ( NCSU).

Examined on photographs

MADAGASCAR: 1 specimen, Montagne d’Ambre, 27 Oct. 2009, 15:05, Nicolas Cliquennois ( Fig. 38View Figs 36–42); 1 specimen, Montagne d’Ambre, Joffreville (Ambohitra), 2009, Rhett A. Butler ( Fig. 37View Figs 36–42).

Male genitalia

Dark red ( Figs 19–20View Figs 19–23); pygofer higher than long and with posterior margin sinuate in lateral view ( Fig. 19View Figs 19–23); anal tube slightly elongate, 1.27 times longer than broad at apex and with lateral margins bisinuate in dorsal view on apical half ( Fig. 20View Figs 19–23); posterior margin notched in lateral view ( Fig. 19View Figs 19–23), with hind margin of anal opening projecting posteriorly ( Fig. 19View Figs 19–23) and hiding lateral margin apically in dorsal view ( Fig. 20View Figs 19–23); gonostyli elongate, 1.36 times longer than high (dorsal process included), strongly surpassing anal tube and acutely rounded at apex in lateral view ( Fig. 19View Figs 19–23); ventral margin straight on basal 1/5, then slightly sinuate ( Fig. 19View Figs 19–23); 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. 19View Figs 19–23); apex of digitiform process rounded and broad in lateral view ( Fig. 19View Figs 19–23), slightly compressed laterally in dorsal view ( Fig. 20View Figs 19–23).

Remarks

Lallemand (1959) erroneously mentioned that the type of B. vicina  is a female. However it is obvious that the type is a male because he stated that “genitalia have similar shape as those of B. pionneaui  and B. lambertoni  ”.

Lallemand (1959) described B. vicina  based on a specimen of B. falleni  presenting the cephalic process more strongly curved posteriorad than in another specimen he had identified in his collection as B. falleni  ; both specimens were from the same locality (Manjakandriana). Male genitalia are similar and intraspecific variability in the direction of the cephalic processs has been observed from series in several species of Belbina  . For those reasons, B. vicina  is here synonymized with B. falleni  .

Belbina falleni  is a member of the falleni  + group, showing a strong basodorsal digitiform process on the gonostyli. It can be separated (1) from B. bloetei  by the less concave ventral margin of the gonostyli in lateral view; (2) from B. laetitiae  sp. nov. and B. lambertoni  by the laterally more strongly compressed digitiform process and the more acutely rounded apex of the gonostyli in lateral view; (3) from B. pioneaui  by the more rounded apex of the basodorsal digitiform process of the gonostyli and the more strongly notched ventroapical margin of the anal tube under the anal opening in lateral view.

Distribution

See Fig. 47View Figs 46–49.

NMW

Austria, Wien, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

FSAG

Belgium, Gembloux, Zoologie Generale et Appliquee

NMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

FSAG

Faculte des Sciences Agronomiques de Gembloux

RBINS

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

NCSU

North Carolina State University Insect Museum

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Fulgoridae

Genus

Belbina

Loc

Belbina falleni Stål, 1863

Constant, Jérôme 2014
2014
Loc

Belbina falleni Stål, 1863a: 233

Stal C. 1863: 233
Loc

Belbina vicina Lallemand, 1959: 90

Lallemand V. 1959: 90
Loc

Belbina falleni

Constant J. 2004: 31
Lallemand V. 1959: 93
Metcalf Z. P. 1947: 123
Jacobi A. 1917: 527
Stal C. 1866: 144
Loc

Belbina vicina

Constant J. 2004: 31