Pediopsoides (Pediopsoides) amplificata Li, Dai & Li,

Li, Hu, Dai, Ren-Huai & Li, Zi-Zhong, 2016, Additions to the leafhopper subgenus Pediopsoides (Pediopsoides) Matsumura, 1912 (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Macropsinae) from Southern China, Zootaxa 4150 (3), pp. 341-350: 344-346

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Pediopsoides (Pediopsoides) amplificata Li, Dai & Li

sp. nov.

Pediopsoides (Pediopsoides) amplificata Li, Dai & Li  sp. nov.

( Figs 4–6View FIGURES 1 – 9, 20–27View FIGURES 20 – 27, 37)

Body length (including tegmina). ♂, 4.17 mm.

Holotype description. Head and thorax (color). Body color ( Figs 4–6View FIGURES 1 – 9) greenish to dark brown. Crown greenish; face greenish with occasional yellowish tinge; eyes black. Pronotum gradually yellowish-green moving to black from front to back. Mesonotum and scutellum black. Forewings dark brown, veins darker. Legs more greenish.

Morphology. Body form ( Figs 4–5View FIGURES 1 – 9) relatively stout; head, face, pronotum, and scutellum obviously striated. Head across eyes as broad as pronotum; crown parallel-margined. Face ( Fig. 6View FIGURES 1 – 9) across eyes as wide as long; distance between ocelli about 12 × longer than distance from ocellus to adjacent eye; lora and frons with inconspicuous sutures between them. Pronotum ( Fig. 4View FIGURES 1 – 9) 2.0 × broader than long, striations on surface oblique. Mesonotum and scutellum ( Fig. 4View FIGURES 1 – 9) 1.3 × wider than long. Forewings ( Fig. 5View FIGURES 1 – 9) opaque, venation slightly prominent. Hind tibia with 9–11 macrosetae on PD row, 7 on AD row, 5 on AV row.

Male genitalia. Pygofer ( Fig. 20View FIGURES 20 – 27) shoelike in lateral view, front margin strongly excavated medially, lobe elongate caudally, with dorsal cleft separating distal lobe from base, ventral margin tapered dorsocaudally, each distal half slightly elongated and produced into about 5 small teeth, dorsal margin prominent medially, with blunt tip. Subgenital plate ( Fig. 20View FIGURES 20 – 27), slender, with row of sparse ventral setae and several longer distal setae. Style ( Fig. 22View FIGURES 20 – 27) slender, weakly angled on basal 3/5, slightly inflated subapically, with round tip pointed dorsad, stem nearly parallel margined, outer margin with few scattered setae. Dorsal connective ( Fig. 23View FIGURES 20 – 27) simple, S shaped, with short apophysis medially, tip acute and twisted caudoventrally. Aedeagus ( Figs 24–25View FIGURES 20 – 27) shaft slender, without basal processes, in ventral aspect with apex expanded laterally, lamelliform, with lateral tips subacute, apical margin slightly emarginate medially; in lateral aspect, aedeagal shaft broad, bent dorsally, tapered to end, dorsal apodeme relatively well developed, about 3/5 length of shaft; gonopore subapical. Connective ( Figs 26–27View FIGURES 20 – 27) typical, longer than wide, with fingerlike process in middle of anterior margin longer than lateral lobes.

Female. Unknown.

Material examined. Holotype: ♂, CHINA: Guangdong Province, Maoming City, Dawuling Natural Reserve , 20. IV. 2013, collected by Jiao Meng and Li Bin. 

Distribution. China (Guangdong Province) (Fig. 37).

Remarks. The new species is similar to P. (P.) bispinata Li, Dai & Li, 2012  and P. (P.) nigrolabium Li, Dai & Li, 2012  in body appearance and color, similar to P. (P.) satsumensis ( Matsumura, 1912)  in the shape of the dorsal connective, and similar to P. (P.) jingdongensis Zhang, 2010  and P. (P.) tishetshkini Li, Dai & Li, 2013  in the ventral teeth on the pygofer margins, but can be distinguished from all of them by the slender aedeagal shaft with bilaterally expanded apex, and combined features of the pygofer and dorsal connective.

Etymology. The new species name is derived from the Latin words “ amplificatus ” and refers to the enlarged apex of the aedeagal shaft in ventral view.