Pediopsoides (Pediopsoides) damingshanensis Li, Dai & Li

Li, Hu, Dai, Ren-Huai & Li, Zi-Zhong, 2013, Description of two new species of the leafhopper subgenus Pediopsoides (Pediopsoides) (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Macropsinae) from Guangxi Province, Southern China, ZooKeys 321, pp. 15-23: 17-18

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Pediopsoides (Pediopsoides) damingshanensis Li, Dai & Li

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Pediopsoides (Pediopsoides) damingshanensis Li, Dai & Li  sp. n. Figures 1-3, 7-13, 22

Type locality.

CHINA: Guangxi Province, Damingshan.


Body length (including tegmina), ♂, 4.0 mm.


Body coloration. General color (Figs 1-3) yellowish brown. Face (Fig. 3) yellowish with slight greenish tinge, eyes pale brown, slight brown oblique band adjacent inner sides of ocelli, lower part of face pale brown. Pronotum (Fig. 1) dark brown centrally, lateral and front margins gradually more yellowish. Scutellum (Fig. 1) dark brown except lateral margins yellowish. Forewings (Fig. 2) evenly dark brown except yellowish basal part. Legs pale yellowish.

External morphology. Head, face, pronotum, and scutellum faintly striated. Head (Fig. 1), in dorsal view, clearly arcuate forward, slightly narrower than pronotum, crown distinctly shorter medially than next to eyes. Face (Fig. 3), in lateral view, moderately flat; in facial view, as wide as long across eyes; dorsal part of frontoclypeus with slight medial longitudinal carina; ocelli about 9 times their diameter to adjacent eye; lacking clear sutures between lora and frontoclypeus. Pronotum (Fig. 1) 2.2 times as long as wide, frontally and laterally with oblique striations; anterior margin strongly arched, posterior margin excavate medially. Scutellum (Fig. 1) 1.3 times longer than pronotum. Forewings (Fig. 2) hyaline, with 2 anteapical cells, venation protruding. Hind femoral macrosetae 2+1; hind tibia with 7 macrosetae on AD row, 5 on AV row, 11-12 on PD row, dense and slender on PV row.

Male genitalia. Pygofer (Fig. 7), with dorsal margin incised, caudal margin truncate, slightly sinuated in lateral view, ventral margin serrate distally with few fine setae. Subgenital plate (Fig. 7), in lateral view, slightly shorter than pygofer, slender, rod-like, with many scattered setae. Style (Fig. 8), slender, apophysis margined with short fine setae, slightly angled after lateral lobe, slightly inflated subapically, apex subacute. Connective (Figs 9-10) distinctly longer than greatest width basally, with anterior medial process long, arms bent dorsally. Aedeagus (Figs 11-12), with short preatrium; dorsal apodeme moderately long; shaft sinuate, in lateral view apex truncate, in ventral view broad basally, widened subapically; gonopore long, apical on ventral margin. Dorsal connective (Fig. 13) “S” shaped with acute apex.

Female. Unknown.

Type material.

Holotype, ♂, CHINA: Guangxi Province, Damingshan National Natural Reserve, 14. V. 2012, collected by Li Hu.

Distribution. Guangxi Prov. (Damingshan), China (Fig. 22).


This new species differs from other members of the subgenus Pediopsoides (Pediopsoides)  by the shape of the male genitalia.


The new species name refers to the type locality, Damingshan  .