Phaiojassus bispinosus,

Dietrich, Christopher H., Magalhães, Raysa Brito de & Takiya, Daniela M., 2020, Revision of the endemic Malagasy leafhopper tribe Platyjassini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Iassinae), European Journal of Taxonomy 695, pp. 1-89: 23-24

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Phaiojassus bispinosus

gen. et sp. nov.

Phaiojassus bispinosus  gen. et sp. nov.

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The species name refers to the pair of spines on the aedeagus.

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MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR Province Fianarantsoa, Parc National Ranomafana, Vohiparara , at broken bridge, el 1110 m, 12–19 March 2002, 21°13.57′ S, 47°22.19′ E, coll: M. Irwin, R. Harin’Hala, California Acad of Sciences , malaise trap in high altitude rainforest, MA-02-09A-20”; CAS.GoogleMaps 


MADAGASCAR – Antananarivo • 1 ♂; 3 km 41° NE of Andranomay, 11.5 km 147° SSE of Anjozorobe; 18°28′ 24″ S, 47°57′ 36″ E; alt. 1300 m; 5–13 Dec. 2000; Fisher, Griswold et al. leg.; montane rainforest; beating low vegetation; BLF2398; INHSGoogleMaps  .


Length of male 7.2–7.7 mm (female unknown). Dorsum uniformly dark brown except for stramineous costal area of forewing, venter pale stramineous. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 18, 12 and 11–13 macrosetae, respectively. Style with apex of apophysis sharply angulate. Connective with anterior margin evenly convex. Aedeagus with shaft evenly curved dorsad, dorsal surface flattened in distal half, apex membranous, gonopore apical on posterior surface; with small, unpaired digitiform process arising on left side of shaft near apex and extended distad but not reaching shaft apex; larger unpaired acute process arising on right side near shaft midlength and extended distad but not surpassing process on left side.


California Academy of Sciences


Illinois Natural History Survey