Neokrisna oncora Freytag, 2012

Freytag, Paul H., 2012, A review of the New World Krisnini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Iassinae) including three genera and six new species, Insecta Mundi 2012 (246), pp. 1-8 : 4

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Neokrisna oncora Freytag

sp. nov.

Neokrisna oncora Freytag View in CoL , new species

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Description. Length of male 7.5 mm, females 8.5-9.0 mm. Color straw yellow overall. Front wings with reticulate veins mostly in the apical area, with small brown dark spot on first basal medial cross vein. Male genitalia: Pygofer ( Fig. 7) narrowing to rounded apex, with blade-like process on ventral margin which extends to near apex of pygofer, with hook-like spur on basal medial side ( Fig. 7-8). Subgenital plate ( Fig. 7) thin, long, two-thirds length of pygofer. Style ( Fig. 9) long, enlarged near middle, curving near apex to dorsally pointed apex. Aedeagus ( Fig. 10-11) short, stout, curving dorsad to pointed apex, with lateral pair of closely appressed processes extending to apex of shaft of aedeagus.

Type material. Holotype male: Dominican Republic, Pedernales, 26 km N. Cabo Rojo, 18 o 06’N 71 o 38’W, 730 m., 16-VII-1992, C. Young, R. Davidson, S. Thompson, J. Rawlins, mesic deciduous forest with scattered pines ( CMNH) GoogleMaps . Paratype: One female, same data as holotype ( CMNH).

Other specimens: One female, Dominican Republic, Independencia, Sierra de Neiba, just South of crest, 5 km NNW Angel Felix, 1780 m., 18 o 41’N 71 o 47’W, 13-15-X-1991, J. Rawlins, R. Davidson, C. Young, S. Thompson, cloud forest ( CMNH).

Notes. This species is the smallest species found on the island of Hispaniola, and can be recognized by its small size and the easily seen spur on the male pygofer process. It is named for the spur on the pygofer process.


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