Taharana subspinata, Nielson, 2015

Nielson, M. W., 2015, A revision of the tribe Coelidiini of the Oriental, Palearctic and Australian biogeographical regions (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Coelidiinae), Insecta Mundi 2015 (410), pp. 1-202 : 68-69

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Taharana subspinata

sp. nov.

Taharana subspinata , sp. nov.

( Plate 7A View Plate 7 , Fig. 389-395 View Figures 389-395 )

Description. Length. Male 7.00-7.70 mm., female unknown.

External morphology. Moderately small, slender species. General color black. Forewings with small yellow stripes, cells with numerous, small, brown, irregular shape markings; mesonotum black with few dark yellow spots; pronotum black, bullae dark yellow; crown tannish with black markings, eyes translucent to dark brown; face tannish to light brown, sometimes marginal junctures black; head narrower than pronotum, anterior margin nearly acutely rounded; crown short, broad, as wide as width of eyes, produced anteriorly about ¼ of entire length, lateral margins convergent basally; eyes large, elongate ovoid; pronotum large, slightly longer medially than crown, surface bullated; mesonotum large, nearly twice as long as pronotum; clypeus long, narrow, lateral margins broadly convex; clypellus narrow, lateral margins parallel to base.

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view moderately large, sub ovate except for with long caudodorsal process, process with subapical spine on dorsal margin, caudoventral process serrate on ventral margin, toothed apically ( Fig. 389 View Figures 389-395 ); aedeagus moderately long, inflated subbasally in dorsal view, sinuate in lateral view, patch of teeth on dorsal margin in distal fifth, gonopore near middle of shaft ( Fig. 390, 391 View Figures 389-395 ); style small with short, narrow apophysis ( Fig. 392 View Figures 389-395 ); dorsal connective moderately long, narrow ( Fig. 390, 391 View Figures 389-395 ); connective small, anterior arms narrow, medial ridge incomplete, stem small ( Fig. 393, 394 View Figures 389-395 ); subgenital plate moderately long, very broad, with few setae subapically on outer lateral margin ( Fig. 395 View Figures 389-395 ).

Material examined. Holotype male. THAILAND: Sakon Nakhon, Phu Phan NP., Behind office, 17 o 03'.521’N. 103 o 58.450’E., / Pan traps, 9.vii.2006, Winlon Kongnara, leg., T198 ( QSBG) ; Paratypes: 1 male, same data as holotype except deciduous dipterocarp forest. / 16 o 55.449' N 104 o 10.757’E., 295 m., Malaise trap, 17-23.vii.2006. / Manop Ngoyjansri and Chatree Cheaukamjan, leg., T298 ( QSBG) GoogleMaps ; 1 male, same data as holotype except Phu Phan NP reservoir, 16 o 55.655’N. / 104 o 10.658’E., 280 m., pan traps, 6.vii.2006 - 5.vii.2007, Manop Ngoyjansri and Chatree Cheaukamjan, leg., T282 GoogleMaps ; 1 male, same data as holotype except Phu Phan NP channel. / 16 o 55.639' N., 104 o 10.748' E., 295 m., Malaise trap, 17-23.vii.2006 / Manop Ngoyjansri and Chatree Cheaukamjan, leg., T295 ( ULKY) GoogleMaps ; 1 male, same data as holotype except T190 ( MLBM) .

Etymology. The name of the species is descriptive for the subapical spine on the pygofer caudodorsal process.

Remarks. T. subspinata can be easily distinguished from other species by the combination of the following characters: subapical spine on dorsal margin of the pygofer caudodorsal process, narrow, serrated caudoventral process, sub globular-shaped pygofer, small connective, short broad subgenital plate and by the subbasal inflated aedeagus.


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