Platyjassula heterofurca, 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: 39

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Platyjassula heterofurca

gen. et sp. nov.

Platyjassula heterofurca   gen. et sp. nov.

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The species name refers to the different-sized branches of the style apex.

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MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Mahajanga Prov: Parc National Tsingy de Bemaraha, 2.5 km 62° ENE Bekopaka, Ankidrodroa River , elev 100m, 11–15 Nov. 2001, 19°7′56″ S 44°48′53″ E, coll: Fisher, Griswold et al. California Acad. of Sciences at light, tropical dry forest on Tsingy, code: BLF4343”; CAS. GoogleMaps  


MADAGASCAR • 1 ♂; Toliara, Berent , 12 km NW of Amboasary; 5–15 May 1983; J.S. Noyes and M.C. Day leg.; B.M. 1983-201; BMNH   .


Length of male 7.0– 7.2 mm (female unknown). Crown anterior margin, lateral margin of pronotum and costal margin of forewing bordered with pale yellow contrasting with darker adjacent areas; dorsal margin of face and dorsal surface of front tibia dark brown, other legs without dark markings. Crown distinctly shorter than pronotum, broadly rounded, only slightly longer medially than next to eye, anterior margin broadly rounded. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 18, 12 and 12 macrosetae, respectively. Male pygofer without ventral process. Style apophysis inconspicuously denticulate preapically on ventral surface, dorsal margin with preapical obtuse angle, dorsoapical process extended dorsad and slightly recurved, ventroapical process more than twice as long, straight in lateral view and curved mesad in ventral view. Aedeagus with atrium disc-like, shaft arising from dorsum of atrium, strongly compressed, broad and quadrate in lateral view, with gonopore bearing apical process, short and slightly recurved dorsad.


United Kingdom, London, The Natural History Museum [formerly British Museum (Natural History)]


California Academy of Sciences