Taharana intimacalcara, 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 : 64-65

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Taharana intimacalcara

sp. nov.

Taharana intimacalcara View in CoL , sp. nov.

( Plate 6D View PLATE 6 , Fig. 346-352 View Figures 346-352 )

Description. Length. Male 7.20 mm., female unknown.

External morphology. Medium size, robust species. General color black. Forewings black with small, yellow stripes on veins, numerous, irregular, yellowish brown markings in cells; mesonotum black with few small yellow spots; pronotum black, bullae yellow; crown yellow with irregular black stripes on each side of middle; eyes translucent; face black except yellow genae and lorae; head distinctly narrower than pronotum, anterior margin nearly acutely rounded; crown long, narrower than width of eyes, produced anteriorly about ¼ entire length, lateral margins convergent basally; eyes large, semiglobular; pronotum moderately large, slightly longer medially than crown, surface bullated; mesonotum moderately large, about as long medially as pronotum; clypeus long, broad, lateral margins broadly convex; clypellus short, about 1/3 as long as clypeus, narrow, apex flared.

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view subrectangulate, glabrous, caudodorsal process long, broad, sinuate, caudoventral processes slender, slightly enlarged subapically with small ventral tooth on ventral margin ( Fig. 346 View Figures 346-352 ), in dorsal view long, narrow, with small, subbasal spur on inner lateral margins ( Fig. 347 View Figures 346-352 ); aedeagus moderately long, tubular, shaft inflated nearly in basal half, patch of fine teeth dorsoapically ( Fig. 348, 349 View Figures 346-352 ); style small, moderately long apophysis ( Fig. 350 View Figures 346-352 ); dorsal connective long, very slender ( Fig. 348 View Figures 346-352 ); connective small, anterior arms tapered anteriorly, medial ridge absent; stem small, sub ovate ( Fig. 351 View Figures 346-352 ); subgenital plate long, broad in outer 4/5, glabrous ( Fig. 352 View Figures 346-352 ).

Material examined. Holotype male. THAILAND: Loei Phu Ruea NP, office, 17 o 28.826’N 101 o 21.330’E., 860 m. / Malaise trap, 12-19.vii.2006, Patikhom Tantip, leg, T314 ( QSBG). GoogleMaps

Etymology. The name of this species is descriptive for the small spur on the inner lateral margins of the pygofer caudodorsal processes.

Remarks. From T. brevicutata to which it is similar in configuration of the caudoventral process, T. intimacalcara is separated by the longer and sinuate caudodorsal process in lateral view, presence of the small subapical spur on the inner lateral margins of the caudodorsal processes in dorsal view, presence of medial ridge and sub ovate stem on the connective and longer subgenital plate.













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