Zuata tettigoniella (Breddin)

Andrew Hamilton, K. G., 2016, Neotropical spittlebugs related to Neaenini (Hemiptera, Cercopidae) and the origins of subfamily Cercopinae, Zootaxa 4169 (2), pp. 201-250: 243

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Zuata tettigoniella (Breddin)
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Zuata tettigoniella (Breddin)   , description of male.

Tomaspis tettigoniella Breddin, 1904: 59   .

Diagnosis. Male similar to female type ( Carvalho & Webb 2005, fig. 320) but in 2 of the 3 specimens the orange patch on the tegminal base is shorter, separated from the preapical orange band by the same width as that of their black apices.

Description. Male genitalia as in Z. segui   , but male pygofer with only single setose lobe at base of anal tube, tips of subgenital plates nearly touching at midline, and styles with apical process shorter and more curved. Length: 7.5–7.8 mm, width across eyes 1.9 mm, across pronotum 2.5–2.6 mm; length of eye 0.5–0.6 mm, of side margins of pronotum 0.7–0.8 mm.

Remarks. The female type from Peru matches the 3 male specimens in NCSU but is slightly longer (8 mm). The males were taken at 1200m at Abitagua, Ecuador on 25 May 1939 by Wm. Clark-Macintyre.

Zuata zebra   sp. nov.

Etymology. zebra, Old Spanish   for wild ass (noun in apposition).

Diagnosis. Black strikingly marked with ivory.

Description. Outer edge of fore coxa, bands across tylus and anterior margin of pronotum and longitudinal stripes on scutellum and clavus ivory, latter paralleling claval suture; corium marked with white paralleling costal margin and also with circular white spot across subapical cells ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 12 – 13 B). Male pygofer truncate; small transverse plate at base of anal tube ( Fig. 44 View FIGURES 36 – 45 A); subgenital plates deeply divided, with abruptly narrowed tips and longitudinal folds reaching to base ( Fig. 44 View FIGURES 36 – 45 D); style tip long and nearly straight; theca slender, weakly recurved ( Fig. 44 View FIGURES 36 – 45 B); paired apical processes flanking gonopore with small lateral tooth near midlength ( Fig. 44 View FIGURES 36 – 45 C). Length: 8.3 mm, width across eyes 2.0 mm, across pronotum 2.7 mm; length of eye 0.6 mm, of side margins of pronotum 0.7 mm.

Type. Holotype male, COLOMBIA: Bogota (L. Richter), from NCSU, in NMNH   .

NCSU

North Carolina State University Insect Museum

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cercopidae

Genus

Zuata

Loc

Zuata tettigoniella (Breddin)

Andrew Hamilton, K. G. 2016
2016
Loc

Tomaspis tettigoniella

Breddin 1904: 59
1904