Iassus psudoulmi, Kwon & Oh & Jung, 2017

Kwon, Sua, Oh, Sumin & Jung, Sunghoon, 2017, A new species and two new records of the leafhopper genus Iassus Fabricius (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae) from Korea, with a key to the Korean Iassus species, Zootaxa 4341 (1): -

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4341.1.13

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:167ECADD-9772-4D98-87E9-B5B915890A57

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/DF6D87F6-F87C-3B26-57BD-FD8A7E4AFA14

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Iassus psudoulmi
status

sp. nov.

Iassus psudoulmi   sp. nov. Kwon et Jung

( Figs. 15–21 View FIGURES 15 – 21 )

Description. Head green. Vertex, pronotum and sculletum variegated with reddish brown spots. Pronotum dark brown with margins pale green. Scutellum pale brown with pale green spots posteriorly. Forewings translucent and pale green, with irregular dark spots and punctations; clavus with dark spot at apex of clavus. Legs green colored, without pattern or spot ( Fig. 15 View FIGURES 15 – 21 ).

Male genitalia. Pygofer lobe process with ventral tooth near base, unbranched, apex curved; anal tube appendage short and blade-shaped ( Fig. 16 View FIGURES 15 – 21 ). Subgenital plate usually short, finger shaped with bent down apex, and without setae and bristles ( Fig. 17 View FIGURES 15 – 21 ). Aedeagus robust, apex with straight broadened lateral lobes, thickest at apex ( Figs. 18–19 View FIGURES 15 – 21 ).

Measurements. Body length males 6.96–7.15 mm, females 6.47–7.15 mm.

Specimens examined. Holotype: [ CNU] ♂, Jichon-ri, Yanggang-myeon, Yeongdong-gun, Chungcheongbukdo, Korea, 18. VI. 2015, coll. S.M. Oh, Paratype: [ CNU] 1♀, Chungnam National Univ., Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Korea, 13. IV. 2014, coll. W.D. Lee   ; [ CNU] 1♀, Sinbong-dong , Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Korea, 23. V. 2015, coll. K.H. Kim   ; [ CNU] 2♀♀, Jichon-ri, Yanggang-myeon, Yeongdong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, Korea, 17. VI. 2015, coll. S.A Kwon, light trap; [ CNU] 2♂♂, 2♀♀, Jichon-ri , Yanggang-myeon, Yeongdong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, Korea, 18. VI. 2015, coll. S.M. Oh   ; [ CNU] 1♀, Chungbuk National Univ. , Seowon-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, Korea, 21. VII. 2015, coll. E.J. Kim.  

Host plants. Unknown

Distributions. Korea (Central)*.

Remarks. This new species is similar to Iassus ulmi ( Kusnezov, 1929)   , but differs as follows: 1) pygofer lobe process extended at posterior margin; 2) pygofer appendage small and unreachable at posterior margin.

Etymology. The specific name is derived from the similar species Iassus ulmi ( Kusnezov, 1929)   .

CNU

Chonbuk National University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Iassus