Tetralidia pachamama, Gonçalves, Clayton Corrêa & Marques-Costa, Ana Paula, 2014

Gonçalves, Clayton Corrêa & Marques-Costa, Ana Paula, 2014, Two new species of Tetralidia Marques-Costa & Cavichioli (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Neocoelidiinae) from Peru with a key to species of the genus, Zootaxa 3815 (2), pp. 279-285: 280-282

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scientific name

Tetralidia pachamama
status

sp. nov.

Tetralidia pachamama  sp. nov.

( Figs 1 –11View FIGURES 1 – 11, 23– 24View FIGURES 23 – 26)

Diagnosis. Subgenital plates, in ventral view ( Fig. 6View FIGURES 1 – 11), slightly narrowed towards apex; connective ( Fig. 8View FIGURES 1 – 11) Vshaped; aedeagus ( Figs 10–11View FIGURES 1 – 11) with simple shaft, without processes, spines or lamellae, apex curved ventrally; anal tube ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 1 – 11) with long basiventral processes turned posteriorly, areolate-sculptured at apical third.

Measurements (mm). Male holotype: total length 7.1; crown median length 0.75; transocular width 1.37; interocular width 0.81; pronotum median length 0.66; width between humeri 1.62; mesonotum median length 1.0; mesonotum maximum width 1.2; forewing length 5.7; forewing maximum width 1.55.

General color. Body ( Figs 23–24View FIGURES 23 – 26) with ground color pale yellow. Crown ( Figs 1View FIGURES 1 – 11, 23View FIGURES 23 – 26) with two pairs of orange maculae, maculae of anterior pair subtriangular close to anterior margin, and the other at basal half, subquadrangular, adjacent to compound eyes. Frons ( Fig. 2View FIGURES 1 – 11) without maculae. Pronotum ( Figs 1, 3View FIGURES 1 – 11, 23–24View FIGURES 23 – 26) with five orange stripes, only median stripe complete. Forewings ( Figs 4View FIGURES 1 – 11, 23– 24View FIGURES 23 – 26) yellowish and hyaline, without maculae. Legs yellow ( Fig. 24View FIGURES 23 – 26), with concolorous setae.

External morphology. External morphological characters as in generic description ( Marques-Costa & Cavichioli, 2008), except: forewing ( Figs 4View FIGURES 1 – 11, 23– 24View FIGURES 23 – 26) about 3.7 times longer than maximum width; venation weakly visible, except apically.

Male terminalia. Pygofer ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 1 – 11), in lateral view, weakly produced; lobe higher than long; posterior margin slightly concave; apex rounded with few microsetae. Subgenital plates, in ventral view ( Fig. 6View FIGURES 1 – 11), with basal twothirds fused; enlarged at base and gradually narrowed towards apex; lateral margins with slight concavity between basal third and middle third, and between middle third and apical third; ventral surface with three pairs of preapical setae; apices rounded; in lateral view ( Fig 7View FIGURES 1 – 11), approximately as long as pygofer; slightly curved dorsally; dorsal margin with numerous setae on middle third. Connective ( Fig. 8View FIGURES 1 – 11) V-shaped; approximately half length of styles. Styles ( Figs 8–9View FIGURES 1 – 11) without preapical lobe; apex sclerotized and truncated, moderately curved ventrally; with setae on ventral preapical portion. Aedeagus ( Figs 10–11View FIGURES 1 – 11) long and narrow, simple, without processes, spines or lamellae; shaft slightly sinuous, apex curved ventrally, slightly bilobed; preapical gonopore. Anal tube ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 1 – 11) membranous; with pair of elongated basiventral processes turned posteriorly, areolate-sculptured at apical third.

Female unknown.

Etymology. The new species name alludes to the fertility goddess of Inca mythology.

Material examined. Male holotype: PERU, Cusco, Sierra de Santa\ Rosa, 23 rd km E Makuzo\ 12 ° 58 ’03”S 70 ° 19 ’ 56 ”W \ 450m, 21.viii. 2012, light\ A.P.M. Santos & D.M. Takiya” ( MUSM). Male Paratype: same data as holotype, ( DZRJ).

Notes. Tetralidia pachamama  sp. nov. resembles Tetralidia viracocha  sp. nov. in having the pygofer lobe higher than long; aedeagus with shaft longer than the preatrium, with apex curved ventrally; and anal tube with basiventral processes strongly directed posteriorly. However, it can be easily distinguished from this and other species of the genus by the simple aedeagus, without processes, spines or lamellae.