Zuata ravidella (Lallemand)

Andrew Hamilton, K. G., 2016, Neotropical spittlebugs related to Neaenini (Hemiptera, Cercopidae) and the origins of subfamily Cercopinae, Zootaxa 4169 (2), pp. 201-250: 237

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

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scientific name

Zuata ravidella (Lallemand)
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Zuata ravidella (Lallemand)   , redefined.

Tomaspis ravidella Lallemand, 1924: 379   (to Zuata: Fennah, 1968   ) Tomaspisinella callangana Lallemand, 1949: 116   , syn.nov.

Tomaspisinella infuscata Lallemand, 1949: 117   , syn.nov.

Remarks. Both the types from Bolivia are similarly colored to T. callangana   from southern Peru (12o34'S 76o19W, the type-locality also for Z. luteomaculata   ). The senior name is based on a male slightly larger (8.5.mm) than the two female types (7.5–8 mm). It will take considerably more specimens and/or barcoding to validate additional species where morphological characters are so indefinite.

Zuata scapula   sp. nov.

Etymology. scapula   (noun), shoulder-blade.

Diagnosis. Black with brown legs and white outer two-thirds of clavus ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 12 – 13 A).

Description. Male pygofer with thumblike process on truncate posterior margin below anal tube (as in Fig. 37 View FIGURES 36 – 45 A); subgenital plates short, in lateral aspect with quadrate spine, otherwise shaped as in Z. oneraria   ( Fig. 37 View FIGURES 36 – 45 A); style humpbacked as in Z. ravida   ( Carvalho & Webb 2005, fig. 15c) but tip longer; theca nearly straight and parallel-margined to blunt tip bearing 5 pairs of spines as in Z. araguana   ( Carvalho & Webb 2005, fig. 19a), a strongly curved pair on caudal surface with a longer pair appressed to shaft below these, and on anterior surface of shaft 3 pairs of increasing length, the lowest as long as the corresponding spine on caudal surface, also appressed to shaft ( Fig. 40 View FIGURES 36 – 45 B). Female unknown. Length: 5.9 mm, width across eyes 1.6 mm, across pronotum 1.9 mm; length of eye 0.5 mm, of side margins of pronotum 0.5 mm.

Type. Holotype male, PERU, Cuzco ─ Santa Isabel , 11 Dec. 1951 (F.L. Woythoski), in NMNH   .

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cercopidae

Genus

Zuata

Loc

Zuata ravidella (Lallemand)

Andrew Hamilton, K. G. 2016
2016
Loc

Tomaspisinella infuscata

Lallemand 1949: 117
1949
Loc

Tomaspis ravidella

Lallemand 1949: 116
Lallemand 1924: 379
1924