Platyjassus irwini, Dietrich & Magalhães & Takiya, 2020

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: 47

publication ID

publication LSID


persistent identifier

taxon LSID

treatment provided by


scientific name

Platyjassus irwini

sp. nov.

Platyjassus irwini   sp. nov.

Figs 2L View Fig , 10 View Fig A–C


This species is named for Dr. Michael E. Irwin, noted dipterist and collector of the holotype.

Material examined


MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Province Antananarivo, 46 km NE of Ankazobe: Ambohitantely, 18°11.88′ S, 47°16.89′ E, 16–27 January 2005, California Acad of Sciences coll: M. Irwin, R. Harin’Hala, malaise trap - in sclerophyl forest, elev 700 m MA-27-25”; CAS. GoogleMaps  


Length of male 7.1 mm (female unknown). Dorsum mostly ochraceous; head, anterior part of pronotum and scutellum pale stramineous; anterior rim of crown light brown. Crown distinctly shorter than pronotum, anterior margin parabolic. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 19, 14 and 13 macrosetae, respectively. Style coarsely denticulate ventrally, expanded from base to near apex, then abruptly tapered, apex expanded and foot-like, curved dorsomesad. Connective with anterior margin convex. Aedeagus with atrium quadrate in posterior view, shaft depressed and evenly curved dorsad, gonopore preapical on posterior surface; basal process arising from ventral end of atrium and curved dorsad, asymmetrically curved in ventral view, with thin preapical process curved ventromesad, apex blade-like, extended slightly beyond shaft.


California Academy of Sciences