Microclimax luteosignata (Valdés Ragués), Valdes Ragues, 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: 210-211

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4169.2.1

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scientific name

Microclimax luteosignata (Valdés Ragués)
status

comb.nov.

Microclimax luteosignata (Valdés Ragués)   , comb.nov., description of male.

Tomaspis luteosignatus Valdés Ragués, 1910:445   .

Neanus luteosignatus: Metcalf and Bruner, 1944:111   .

Description. Orange-brown, abdomen reddish, crown with median brown spot in female, black stripe in male; pronotum with black spots in female, in male a black transverse bar on anterior margin, posterior three-fourths brown; scutellum brown with 2 white spots; tegmina brown, each marked with 5 white spots on basal two-thirds and 2 dark brown blotches near tip (male in Fig. 2 View FIGURES 1 – 8 A; female in Carvalho & Webb (2005, figs 815–816). Length: male 11–13.2 mm, female 10–12 mm.

Type. Holotype female, CUBA: num. 325; in Gunlach Collection, Havana (fide Metcalf and Bruner 1944), examined by Metcalf.

Other specimens: CUBA: 1 male, Holguín Prov., Estación Ecológica , 20.48613°N, 75.79152°W, 656m, 10 May 2013 (A.B.T. Smith, R. Anderson, G. Zhang) MV lights, in CNCI GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, L.V. Prov., Topes do Collantes , Sierre de Trinidad, 11 June 1959 (M.V. Sanderson) C59-26 at light, in ILNHS   ; 1 female, same locality, 640 m, S.C., 15 Sept. [18]91 (A.R. Otero) no. 11.113, in NCSU. The female is apparently the single specimen mentioned by Metcalf and Bruner (1944) although the size given by them (12 mm) is much larger than that of the female specimen examined (10.4 mm) and the reported size of the type (10 mm).  

Remarks. Although the sample size is small, this appears to be one of the few Auchenorrhyncha in which males are distinctly larger than macropterous females. The only previous reported case in Cercopoidea ( Paladini 2011) is based on a submacropterous female in which the tegmina are abbreviated and the hindwings absent whereas the male is macropterous.

CNCI

Canadian National Collection Insects

NCSU

North Carolina State University Insect Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cercopidae

Genus

Microclimax

Loc

Microclimax luteosignata (Valdés Ragués)

Andrew Hamilton, K. G. 2016
2016
Loc

luteosignatus:

Metcalf 1944: 111
1944
Loc

Tomaspis luteosignatus Valdés Ragués, 1910 :445

Valdes 1910: 445
1910