Platyjassella andohahelensis,

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: 34

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Platyjassella andohahelensis

gen. et sp. nov.

Platyjassella andohahelensis  gen. et sp. nov.

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The species name refers to the national park containing the type locality.

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MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Tulear Province , Andohahela Nat’l Park , Ihazofotsy Parcelle III; 24°49.85′ S, 46°32.17′ E; 24 Aug.–3 Sep. 2003, California Acad of Sciences colls: M. Irwin, F. Parker, R. Harin’Hala. elev 80 m malaise trap in dry spiny forest, MA-02-21-30”; CAS.GoogleMaps 


MADAGASCAR • 2 ♂♂; Toliara, Andohahela National Park, Ihazofotsy Parcelle III; 24°49.85′ S, 46°32.17′ E; alt. 80 m; 24 Aug.–3 Sep. 2003; M. Irwin, F. Parker and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; dry spiny forest; MA-02-21-30; CASGoogleMaps  1 ♂, 1 ♀; same collection data as for preceding; INHSGoogleMaps  .


Length of male 5.7 mm, female 6.7 mm. Color uniformly stramineous, except forewing apex infused with brown pigment. Crown as long as pronotum, anterior margin parabolic, lateral extensions overlapping slightly less than half of eye margin. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 17, 13 and 15 macrosetae, respectively. Male pregenital sternite no longer than sternite VII, posterior margin truncate. Pygofer with dorsal process constricted at base, broadened, then evenly tapered to sharp point distally, extended posteroventrad, not reaching lobe apex, ventral part of lobe attenuated posterodorsad and terminating in sharp spine. Style apophysis slightly sinuate, slightly broadened near midlength, bearing numerous irregular ventral denticuli, apex curved slightly dorsolaterad and tapered to blunt tip. Connective with anterior margin truncate. Aedeagus with atrium relatively large, rectangular; dorsal apodeme weakly developed; shaft slender, tapered, curved slightly dorsad, dorsal margin depressed, gonopore apical. Female sternite VII with posterior margin broadly angulately emarginate.


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