Microsargane, 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: 213-214

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Microsargane   (s.s.) apicata   sp.nov.

Etymology. apicata   (adj.), at the tip.

Diagnosis. Thecal processes short, subequally forked in length, outer processes spatulate ( Fig. 51 View FIGURES 46 – 54 C). Description. Dorsum unmarked brown, crown blackish; frons pale brown, clypellus darker, at least at base; tegmina pale brown, each with 4 unaligned white spots, 2 on costa (the second large and triangular) and 2 on contrasting blackish apical band; transverse preapical pale band inconspicuous with at least a trace of red. Styles as in M. mutans   ( Fig. 53 View FIGURES 46 – 54 E). Length: male 7.5 mm, female 8.5 mm.

Types. Holotype male, COLOMBIA: Rio Aguacatal , W. Cord[illeras] 2000 m, 7 [July?] 1912 (Fassl)   . Paratype female, same data as holotype. Both types in SMFT   .

Remarks. One male, COLOMBIA: Valle del Cauca, Bajo Anchicaya 400m, 23 Mar. 1984 (M. Suarez T.), in NCSU combines the color pattern of pronotum and tegmina in M. vittata   with the dark head and the male genitalia of M. apicata   , suggesting color dimorphism.  


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