Sapingia calcaris, Nielson, 2011

Nielson, M. W., 2011, Tribe Teruliini: new genera and new species of Neotropical leafhoppers with a revised key to genera and species, new records and notes on distribution and taxonomy (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Coelidiinae), Zootaxa 2795 (1), pp. 1-45: 31-32

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Sapingia calcaris

sp. nov.

Sapingia calcaris   , sp. nov.

( Plate 2E, Figs. 101–108)

Length. Male 5.50–6.0 mm., female unknown.

External morphology. Small, robust species. General color concolorous dull yellow; forewings with small ivory spots on veins ( Plate 2E); face dull yellow. Head slightly narrower than pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded; crown about 1/3 narrower than width of eyes, produced anteriorly about ¼ of entire median length, lateral margins nearly parallel, disk flat; pronotum about equal in length to crown, surface bullated; mesonotum large, twice as long as median length of pronotum; forewings long, broad, 3 anteapical cells present, outer one closed; clypeus long, narrow, lateral margins broadly convex, median longitudinal carina prominent; clypellus about 1/3 as long as clypeus, narrow, apex expanded.

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view small, triangulate, small sharp process on caudoventral margin, small lobe on caudodorsal margin ( Fig. 101); subgenital plate long, narrow, few short setae apically ( Fig. 102); style shorter than aedeagus, apophysis long, narrow ( Figs. 103, 104); aedeagus short, tubular in distal ¾, apex curved laterally in lateral view, row of short spines on dorsal side of gonopore, gonopore large ( Figs. 105, 106); connective Y-shaped, small, median ridge present, membranous, stem short ( Fig. 107); dorsal connective short, plate-like ( Fig. 108).

Material examined. Holotype male. COLOMBIA: Vichada, PNN, Tuparro, Cerro Tomas , 5º21’N – 67º51’W, 140 m., Malaise, 1/21/01–1/31/01, M. 1381, W. Villalba, Leg., ( IAHC) GoogleMaps   . Paratypes. 1 male, same data as holotype except 5/22/01–6/3/01, M.1792 ( MLBM) GoogleMaps   .

Etymology. The name is descriptive for the spur-like caudoventral process on the pygofer.

Remarks. This species has no close relatives. It can be distinguished from all other species by the spur like caudoventral process on the pygofer ( Fig. 102).