Microsargane (Microrhaphe) martialis, 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: 215

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Microsargane (Microrhaphe) martialis


Microsargane (Microrhaphe) martialis   sp.nov.

Etymology. martialis   (adj.), of Mars, bold.

Description. Males orange-yellow, females yellow, usually boldly marked with black on clypellus, mesocoxae and 4 longitudinal stripes on dorsum, 2 across pronotum from behind eyes, 2 across coronal sulci and pronotum to lateral angles of scutellum; tegmina of males dark brown, of females black, boldly patterned with yellow stripes on costae, claval sutures (tapering out before apex) and an interrupted, arcuate band from just behind middle of costae to just before apex of clavi; tegmina just beyond brown-edged arcuate band semihyaline, apical cells alternately striped with dark brown and white, tips edged with dark brown followed by pale orange ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 9 J). Length: male 6.7–7.3 mm, female 6.9–8.0 mm.

Types. Holotype male, MEXICO   : Chiapas ─ Chiapas de Corgo, 4 Aug. 1969 (D. Kritsch). Paratypes: 1 male, 1 female, same data as holotype   ; 1 male, Tuxtla , 1 Aug. 1969 (L.A. Kelton)   ; 1 male, Sumidero , 4 July 1966 (S. Southern)   ; 2 males, Gro.─ Acapulco , 24 Aug. 1938 (L.J. Lipovsky); GUATEMALA   : 8 males, 6 female, Cerro Redondo , 1050–1200m, 50 km S Guatemala City, 28–30 July 1970 (J. and J.H. Sedlacek), Malaise trap   ; 1 male, Yepocapa , 1 June 1948 (H.T. Dalmat); [COUNTRY UNKNOWN]   : 1 male, 2 females, Los Chorros , 29 July 1953 (Salazar) no. 444-83A   . Holotype and 2 paratypes, No. 21084 in CNCI; 14 paratypes in BPBM; 4 paratypes in NMNH; 3 paratypes in NCSU; 1 paratype in SMFT.

Other specimens: 1 male, 1 female, Chiapas ─ Gutierrez , 8.2 mi N Tuxtla, 3600' [el.] 19 July 1965 (D.R. Paulson), in CAAS. These specimens are decolorized, the yellow replaced with tan and with the frons transparent, suggesting that they were bleached before being mounted.  

Remarks. "Los Chorros" is a common place name in Panama, and also occurs in El Salvador, Guatemala and probably other Latin-American countries. Specimens of other species taken by the same collector are labelled "Rosario", which is also a common place-name in Central America.