Pediopsoides (Pediopsoides) longiapophysis 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: 346

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Pediopsoides (Pediopsoides) longiapophysis Li, Dai & Li

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

( Figs 7–9View FIGURES 1 – 9, 28–35View FIGURES 28 – 35, 37)

Body length (including tegmina). ♂, 4.65–4.70 mm; ♀, 4.7 2–4.80 mm.

Holotype description. Head and thorax (color). Background color ( Figs 7–9View FIGURES 1 – 9) uniformly yellow brown, stripes on head, face and pronotum brown. Crown yellowish brown; face yellow, eyes black. Proepisternum with black spot distinct. Legs with greenish tinge.

Morphology. Body appearance similar to P. (P.) amplificata Li, Dai & Li  sp. nov.. Hind tibia with 10–11 macrosetae on PD row, 7 on AD row, 5 on AV row.

Male genitalia. Pygofer side ( Fig. 28View FIGURES 28 – 35) broad basally, dorsal margin incised, caudal margin round, apex of ventral margin bearing 2–3 fine teeth. Subgenital plate ( Fig. 28View FIGURES 28 – 35), slender, scattered with fine setae, basal 1/3 slightly narrowed, then gradually broadened to round end with several longer distal setae. Style ( Fig. 30View FIGURES 28 – 35) slightly angled on basal 1/2, stem apex pointed dorsad, outer margin with several scattered setae. Dorsal connective ( Fig. 31View FIGURES 28 – 35) simple, S shaped, apex subacute, with long apophysis twisted caudoventrally at middle with acute tip. Aedeagus ( Figs 32–33View FIGURES 28 – 35) simple, without processes, broad basally, apex round; in lateral view, aedeagal shaft nearly straight, ventral margin sinuated; in ventral view, shaft gradually broadened to subapex, dorsal apodeme relatively well developed, about 1/2 length than shaft; gonopore subapical. Connective ( Figs 34–35View FIGURES 28 – 35), longer than wide, with fingerlike process in middle of anterior margin shorter than robust paired lateral arms.

Female. Body color and appearance similar to male but more or less lighter and stronger. Seventh sternite broad, trapezoidal, hind margin sinuated, excavated medially, length of midline about 2 times as long as sixth sternite, ovipositor definitely projecting beyond pygofer.

Material examined. Holotype: ♂, CHINA: Guangdong Province, Maoming City, Dawuling Natural Reserve , 20. IV. 2013, collected by Jiao Meng and Li Bin  . Paratypes: 1 ♂, 2 ♀♀, same data as holotype. 

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

Remarks. The new species is similar externally to P. (P.) amplificata Li, Dai & Li  sp. nov. from Guangdong Province of southern China and P. (P.) damingshanensis Li, Dai & Li, 2013  from Guangxi Province of southern China. The male genitalia is similar to the latter a little more but distinguished from them by the aedeagal shaft with a more sinuate ventral margin and more preapical location of the gonopore, the dorsal connective with a long apophysis twisted caudoventrally, and the different shapes of the pygofer side and connective.

Etymology. The new species name is derived from the Latin words “ longi- ” + “ apophysis ” and refers to the long process twisted caudoventrally on the dorsal connective medially.