Varma serrata Men & Qin, 2010

Chang, Zhi-Min, Zhang, Zheng-Guang, Yang, Lin & Chen, Xiang-Sheng, 2014, Review of the Chinese species of the genus Varma Distant (Hemiptera, Fulgoromorpha, Tropiduchidae), with description of two new species, ZooKeys 417, pp. 21-35: 28-29

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.417.6798

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scientific name

Varma serrata Men & Qin, 2010
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Taxon classification Animalia Hemiptera Tropiduchidae

Varma serrata Men & Qin, 2010  Figs 4, 39-42

Varma serrata  Men & Qin, 2010: 116.

Material examined.

2 ♂♂, 3 ♀♀, China, Yunnan, Lushui, 1960m, 14 Aug. 2006, Q.-Z. Song; 2 ♀♀, Hunan, Langshan, 5 Oct. 2010, X.-S. Chen; 2 ♂♂, Yunnan, Lushui, 21 July 2012, J.-K. Long.

Female genitalia.

Gonapophyses VIII (first valvula) (Fig. 40) saw-like, strongly sclerotized with 7 distinct teeth on dorsal margin, ventral margin with 3 distinct teeth. Gonapophyses IX (second valvula) (Fig. 41) degradated, triangular. Gonoplace (third valvula) (Fig. 42) stout, membranous, formed 10 teeth on ventral margin and apical margin. In ventral view, endogonocoxal lobe (Fig. 39) in the base of the gonapophyses VIII produced mesad not bilateralll symmetrical, that of left thin rods, that of right slender, with one triangular protrusion in the outer edge, Sternite VII with posterior margin formed a narrow and deep pit in middle1/9 (Fig. 39).

Distribution.

China (Yunnan, Hunan).

Remarks.

The author examined many species of Varma serrata  , and then found that the forewings marked with very light irregular brown spots at the base and middle and around nodal line (Fig. 4).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Tropiduchidae

Genus

Varma