Pythamus hainanensis, Wang, Yang & Zhang, Yalin, 2015

Wang, Yang & Zhang, Yalin, 2015, Two new species in the leafhopper genus Pythamus Melichar (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Evacanthinae) from China, Zootaxa 4058 (3), pp. 429-436: 430

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4058.3.9

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:0A0957C9-949C-48D3-9F14-B3C35B238D66

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5088853

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pythamus hainanensis
status

sp. n.

Pythamus hainanensis   sp. n. ( Figs 1–10 View FIGURES 1 – 10 )

Description. Body length (including forewing): ♂, 6.2 mm. Crown ( Figs 1, 3 View FIGURES 1 – 10 ) with off-white markings on lateral carina and submarginal carina. Median longitudinal carina of frontoclypeus lamellate in upper half ( Figs 3, 5 View FIGURES 1 – 10 ). Forewing ( Figs 1, 2 View FIGURES 1 – 10 ) brown and translucent, marked with dark chocolate brown stripes in middle and end part, and two white semicircular spots in outer and inner margin respectively.

Male pygofer ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 1 – 10 ) posteriorly narrowed along caudo-ventral margin. Pygofer ventral process ( Fig. 10 View FIGURES 1 – 10 ) rather straight, slightly shorter than pygofer, with about 3 toothed processes distally. Aedeagus ( Figs 6, 7 View FIGURES 1 – 10 ) with bilobed apodeme arising from atrium and extended dorsolaterad; shaft long, apex hooked, subapex with a pair of lateral processes, like an arrow in ventral view; gonopore apical. Style ( Fig. 7 View FIGURES 1 – 10 ), with footlike apex of apophysis having elongated lateral angle, apodeme apex rounded. Subgenital plate ( Fig. 8 View FIGURES 1 – 10 ) elongate.

Type material. Holotype: ♂ ( NWAFU), China, Hainan Province, Diaoluoshan, 18 ° 40.440 ′N 109 ° 52.600 ′E, 494 m, 10.viii. 2010, Guo Zheng.

Remarks. This species is very similar to Pythamus rufus   sp. n. externally, but is easily distinguishable by the characters mentioned in the key.

Etymology. The specific epithet refers to the type locality.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Pythamus