Hypsotingis kaindi, Guilbert, Eric, 2006

Guilbert, Eric, 2006, New species and new records of Tingidae (Insecta: Heteroptera) of New Guinea, Zootaxa 1117, pp. 37-68 : 46-47

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Hypsotingis kaindi

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Hypsotingis kaindi sp. n. ( Figs. 8, 9 View FIGURES 8 – 9 )

Material examined: 2 M, New Guinea, NE Mt. Kaindi , 2100–2350 m, 1.I. 1965, J. Sedlacek coll., BPBM.

Description: Body brownish, head and body beneath dark brown to black, areolae on apex of hemelytra embrowned. Body length, 2.83; width, 0.85.

Head small, pilose on top, armed with four spines; occipital spines long, slender, and parallel, reaching front margins of eyes; frontal spines long, slender, and directed forward; bucculae bi­ to triseriate, closed in front; antennal segments III and IV missing; rostral sulcus straight and narrow, slightly narrowed and open behind; rostrum reaching mesometasternal suture.

Pronotum long, and gibbose, tricarinate; median carina pilose, with long hairs, elevated and uniseriate, except some small additional areolae, areolae rectangular and long, ending on top by fusion with the hood; lateral carinae pilose with long hairs, wide, uniseriate, areolae mostly rectangular and long, appressed onto the pronotum and touching the hood; collar narrow and uniseriate beneath, greatly elevated on top to form a hood; hood column­like, twice as higher as wide, eight areolae high, areolae polygonal and large, base wider than apex, almost entirely covering head, directed forwards so that apex extendings beyond front of head, connected posteriorly with median carina on top of pronotum; paranota four areolae wide, separated in two parts by a crest, two to three inner rows raised, areolae polygonal; fourth outer row reflexed, as wide as three inners rows together, areolae long and rectangular, the outer margin touching the pronotum.

Hemelytra long, slightly widened behind base; costal area slightly sinuate, irregularly triseriate, the areolae varying in size and form; subcostal area a little narrower than costal area, sloping downward, mostly biseriate, areolae smaller than on costal area, with some extra areolae near the middle; discoidal area slightly longer than half the length of hemelytra, five areolae wide at widest part; sutural area large, five to six areolae wide at widest part.

Etymology: The name refers to the location where the specimen was found.

Comments: This species is very similar to H. columna Drake (1960) (the only other species of the genus), but differs by the slightly higher hood (eight areolae high; seven areolae high in H. columna ), the slightly narrower costal area (two to three areolae wide; mostly three areolae wide in H. columna ), and the wider sutural area (six areolae wide; five areolae wide in H. columna ). Hypsotingis was monotypic until the description of this new species. The genus is restricted to New Guinea ( Drake 1960), and both species are recorded from only a single locality. Hypsotingis columna was found at 1530 meter high, while H. kaindi was found around 2100–2350 meter high.