Maxantonia mimica, Paladini, Andressa & Cryan, Jason R., 2012

Paladini, Andressa & Cryan, Jason R., 2012, Nine new species of Neotropical spittlebugs (Hemiptera: Cercopidae: Ischnorhininae), Zootaxa 3519, pp. 53-68: 60-62

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.215415

publication LSID

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03920932-9F07-FFC7-72B1-F882787BB238

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scientific name

Maxantonia mimica
status

sp. n.

Maxantonia mimica   sp. n.

( Figs 31–37 View FIGURES 31 – 44. 31 – 37 )

Type locality. Tambopata Research Center (S 13 º 08'07.1" W 69 º 37 '07.5"), Madre de Dios Department, Peru.

Diagnosis. Head orange, postclypeus inflated, convex in profile with three longitudinal carinae; pronotum orange without a median carina, tegmina with basal ¼ orange, distal ¾ black with central longitudinal orange stripe, legs with tibiae and tarsi black.

Description. Head ( Figs 36–37 View FIGURES 31 – 44. 31 – 37 ): orange, rostrum with second and third segments black; compound eyes black and rounded, arranged transversely; vertex smooth, rectangular, lacking median carina; ocelli closer to each other than to compound eyes; tylus rectangular, smooth, lacking median carina. Antennae black, pedicel sparsely setose, subcylindrical basal body of flagellum with arista longer than pedicel; postclypeus orange, inflated, with convex profile, three longitudinal carinae, lateral grooves strongly marked; rostrum extending to mesocoxae. Thorax ( Figs 36–37 View FIGURES 31 – 44. 31 – 37 ): orange; pronotum orange, hexagonal, lacking median carina, anterior margin straight, lateral-anterior margins straight, lateral posterior margin slightly sinuous, posterior margin grooved; scutellum orange, with slight central concavity, lacking horizontal grooves; tegmina basal ¼ orange, distal ¾ black with central longitudinal orange stripe not reaching distal wing margin; hindwings hyaline with reddish brown venation, Cu 1 not thickened at base; all legs with tibiae and tarsi black; metathoracic tibia with two lateral spines (basal spine smaller than those located in apical crown, apical spine larger); apical crown with two rows of spines; basitarsus with two rows of spines covered by sparse setae; subungueal process present and rectangular. Abdomen: black. Genitalia: Male: Pygofer ( Fig. 35 View FIGURES 31 – 44. 31 – 37 ) with two processes between the subgenital plates and anal tube, upper process rounded and lower process digitiform; subgenital plates ( Fig. 35 View FIGURES 31 – 44. 31 – 37 ) long with digitiform apex and one rounded process on dorsal margin; parameres ( Fig. 34 View FIGURES 31 – 44. 31 – 37 ) each with small subapical spine directed dorsally; aedeagus ( Fig. 31–32 View FIGURES 31 – 44. 31 – 37 ) cylindrical with three apical dorsal processes, two of which are fin-like and the other is triangular, one ventral hood-like process. Female ( Fig. 33 View FIGURES 31 – 44. 31 – 37 ): First valvula of ovipositor long and slender with acute apex and basal process developed, long, directed posteriorly; second valvulae long, dorsal margin smooth, lacking serrations; third valvulae short and wide, with long setae ventrally.

Measurements (mm). Body length: Ƥ 13.2, 3 10.5–11.3; pronotal length: Ƥ 2.0, 3 1.7 –2.0; forewing length: Ƥ 10.5, 3 8.7 –10.0; maximum width of head, including eyes: Ƥ 2.5, 3 2.2–2.4; width between humeral angles: Ƥ 3.3, 3 3.1–3.3.

Distribution. PERU: Madre de Dios Department.

Remarks. This species resembles M. fortunata (Lallemand)   in general morphology and in the shape of the male aedeagus; however the paramere morphology differs between the two species.

Etymology. The species name “ mimica   ” refers to the resemblance in coloration of this species to that of Laccogrypota valida (Distant)   , L. praelata (Jacobi)   , and L. grandis (Distant)   .

Material examined. Type material: Holotype (3, deposited at AMNH), with labels: “ PERU: Dept. Madre de Dios; / Tambopata Reserved Zone; / Tambopata Research Center on”, “Rio Tambopata; at palm swamp / tower; S 13 º 08'07.1" W 69 º / 37 '07.5"; 3–8 /X/ 2004; / J.R. Cryan & J.M. Urban”, and “ HOLOTYPE / Maxantonia mimica   / Paladini & Cryan”; Paratype (Ƥ, dissected, 1 leg detached and point-mounted with specimen, deposited at AMNH), with labels: “ PERU: Madre de Dios; Rio / Tambopata; Posada Amazonas; / Canopy Tower; S 12 º 48 ’ 16.6 ” / W 69 º 17 ’ 35.3 ”; Sept. 2004; / J.R. Cryan & J.M. Urban” and “ PARATYPE / Maxantonia mimica   / Paladini & Cryan”.

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cercopidae

Genus

Maxantonia