Punctijassus compressus,

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: 84-85

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Punctijassus compressus

gen. et sp. nov.

Punctijassus compressus  gen. et sp. nov.


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The species name refers to the compressed aedeagal shaft.

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MADAGASCAR • ♂; “ MADAGASCAR: Tulear Province , Cap Ste Marie Special Reserve, el 150m, 74 km S of Tsihombe, 29 June–5 July 2003, 25°35.26′ S, 45°09.78′ E, California Acad of Sciences coll: M. Irwin, R. Harin’Hala, malaise trap in bush, MA-23A-03”; CAS.GoogleMaps 


MADAGASCAR – Toliara • 1 ♂; Cap Ste Marie Special Reserve , 74 km S of Tsihombe; 25°35.26′ S, 45°09.78′ E; alt. 150 m; 20–31 Aug. 2003; M. Irwin and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap in bush; MA- 02-23-39; CASGoogleMaps  9 ♂♂; Andohahela National Park, Ihazofotsy Parcelle III; 24°49.85′ S, 46°32.17′ E; alt. 80 m; 15–26 Oct. 2003; M. Irwin, F. Parker and R. Harin’Hala leg.; Malaise trap; dry spiny forest; MA- 02-21-35; CAS, INHSGoogleMaps  .


Length of male 4.9 mm (female unknown). Crown with marginal rim and anterodorsal part of frontoclyepus black; middle and hind femur with conspicuous black spot on anterior surface of apex. Crown shorter than pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded. Hind tibial rows PD, AD, AV with 17, 11, and 12 macrosetae, respectively. Style apophysis slender in basal fourth, broader distally, apex curved dorsomesad, in ventral view curved mesad. Connective with anterior margin truncate. Aedeagus with shaft strongly compressed, moderately broad in lateral view, curved dorsad, apex falcate, gonopore apical on posterior surface; basal process arising on left side of shaft near base curved and closely parallel to shaft, slightly longer than shaft.


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