Tomaspisinella, Andrew Hamilton, K. G., 2016

Andrew Hamilton, K. G., 2016, Neotropical spittlebugs related to Neaenini (Hemiptera, Cercopidae) and the origins of subfamily Cercopinae, Zootaxa 4169 (2), pp. 201-250: 224-225

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Tomaspisinella   (s.s.) lucifer   sp.nov.

Etymology. lucifer   (noun in apposition), light bearer.

Diagnosis. Brown with yellow spot at tip of head (holotype) or black with white spot at tip of head (paratypes). Description. A prominent white spot on costa of tegmen (a minute pale spot also on claval suture in 1 paratype). Pronotum longitudinally furrowed as in T. caligata   but with median carina obscure. Male pygofer depressed, almost continuous with vertical male subgenital plates tapered to decurved hooked tip ( Fig. 29 View FIGURES 25 – 35 A), separated by narrow slit ( Fig. 29 View FIGURES 25 – 35 D); styles slightly arched at midlength, tapered to rounded tip bearing a few small setae; phallobase with long dorsal extension curving cephalad at top ( Fig. 29 View FIGURES 25 – 35 B); theca curving cephalad, narrowing towards midlength, bearing a pair of retrorse processes at tip extending half way to base ( Fig. 29 View FIGURES 25 – 35 C). Length: male 5.5–6.5 [holotype] mm; female unknown.

Types. Holotype male, C[ OSTA] R[ICA]   : Puntarenas — Monteverde , 1500 m cloud forest, 25 June –2 July 1983 (H.F. Howden) debu00260096, FIT; from UGIC, No. 24226 in CNCI. Paratypes: 2 males   , COSTA RICA, Alajuela —ACG Sect. San Critobal; Potrero Argentina, 10.890o N 85.388o W 520m, 10–16 July 2007 (D.H. Jansen et al.), in NCSU. GoogleMaps  


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