Platyjassus vestigius,

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: 50

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Platyjassus vestigius

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Platyjassus vestigius  sp. nov.

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The species name refers to the strongly reduced basal process of the aedeagus.

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MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Province Fianarantsoa, Parc National Ranomafana, Vohiparara , at broken bridge, el 1110 m, 15–25 July 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-35”; CAS.GoogleMaps 


Length of male 7.8 mm (female unknown). Pale stramineous throughout, crown with marginal rim infuscated. Crown slightly shorter than pronotum, anterior margin parabolic. Hind tibial rows PD, AD and AV with 21, 14 and 12 macrosetae, respectively. Style apophysis in lateral view with prominent subbasal lobe, distal part evenly curved dorsad and attenuate, in ventral view hooked mesad at apex, ventral denticuli concentrated in area ventrad of hump. Connective with anterior margin angulately produced. Aedeagus with gonopore-bearing shaft large, curved dorsad and tapered in lateral view, with median longitudinal cleft in distal half, right half weakly sclerotized; basal process short, slender and attenuate, extended below shaft and not reaching shaft midlength.


California Academy of Sciences