Neomohunia pyramida (Li & Chen, 1999)

Luo, Qiang, Yang, Lin & Chen, Xiang-Sheng, 2018, Review of the bamboo-feeding leafhopper genus Neomohunia, with descriptions of two new species from China (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Deltocephalinae, Mukariini), ZooKeys 790, pp. 101-113: 103-105

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.790.26130

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scientific name

Neomohunia pyramida (Li & Chen, 1999)
status

 

Neomohunia pyramida (Li & Chen, 1999)  Figs 14-25, 40-42, 46-47

Mohunia pyramida  Li & Chen, 1999: 123, figs 1-10.

Neomohunia pyramida  : Chen, Li and Yang 2007: 373, figs 36-46.

Diagnosis.

This species has a pygofer which, in profile, is more triangular with its apex tapering into a single stout spinous process, the dorsal margin sinuate (Figs 21-22), the aedeagal shaft (Figs 24-25) curved dorsally, tubular with apex blunt, and with a ventral medial process arising from basal one-third and two processes arising dorsobasally (Figs 24-25).

Description.

Measurement. Body length (including forewing): male 5.12-5.46 mm (37 specimens), female 5.81-6.07 mm (48 specimens).

External features as in N. longispina  .

Male genitalia. Male genitalia as in previous species but pygofer in profile more triangular with apex tapering into a single stout spinous process, dorsal margin sinuate (Figs 21, 22). Aedeagal shaft (Figs 24, 25) curved dorsally, tubular with apex blunt, one spinous process arising ventrally from basal one-third thereafter closely appressed to shaft and then diverging at distal one-third; another processes arising on each side dorsobasally, directed caudally; gonopore apical.

Female genitalia. Sternite VII (Figure 40) with both anterior margin and posterior margin slightly concave. Ovipositor as in generic description.

Material examined.

1♂ (holotype), China: Guizhou Province, Suiyang County, Kuankuoshui Nature Reserve (27°58'N, 107°11'E), 28 July 1984, Zi-Zhong Li (IEGU); 5♂♂l1♀♀ (paratypes), same data as holotype (IEGU); 1♂1♀ (paratypes), same data as holotype ( NHMUK). 1♂4♀♀ (paratypes), Guizhou Province, Jiangkou County, Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve (27°55'N, 108°41'E), 11 August 1984, Xiang-Sheng Chen and Mao-Fa Yang (IEGU); 2♂♂3♀♀, Guizhou Province, Suiyang County, Kuankuoshui Nature Reserve, 1 August 1984, Zi-Zhong Li (IEGU); 1♀, Guizhou Province, Guiyang City, Forest Park (26°35'N, 106°42'E), 12 June 2002, De-Yan Ge (IEGU); 1♂, Guizhou Province, Jiangkou County, Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve, 28 July 2002, Zi-Zhong Li (IEGU); 6♂♂9♀♀, Guizhou Province, Daozhen County, Dashahe Nature Reserve (28°53'N, 107°36'E), 22-23 May 2004, Xiang-Sheng Chen (IEGU); 15♂♂15♀♀, same locality, 17-24 August 2004, Xiang-Sheng Chen, Bin Zhang and Mao-Fa Yang (IEGU); 5♂♂ 4♀♀, Guizhou Province, Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve, 31 June 2004, Xiang-Sheng Chen (IEGU); 9♀♀, Guizhou Province, Suiyang County, Kuankuoshui Nature Reserve, 28 July 2014, Yan-Li Zheng (IEGU); 3♂♂2♀♀, Guizhou Province, Suiyang County, Kuankuoshui Nature Reserve, 12 July 2017, Nian Gong (IEGU).

Host plant.

Bamboo ( Qiongzhuea communis  and Fargesia spathacea  ) (Figs 46, 47).

Distribution.

China (Guizhou Province).

Remarks.

We re-examined the type specimens of this species and found that there were some inaccuracies in original figures in Chen et al. (2007), e.g., the style was damaged. Hence, we have redrawn the species and provide digital images of the male adult. The species resembles N. sinuatipenis  sp. n. but differs from the later by the aedeagal shaft being tubular with a blunt apex and with a ventral medial process arising from the basal one-third of shaft. Additionally, the gonopore is apical (Figs 24, 25).