Taharana subtumida, 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 : 66-67

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Taharana subtumida

sp. nov.

Taharana subtumida , sp. nov.

( Plate 6G View PLATE 6 , Fig. 368-374 View Figures 368-374 )

Description. Length. Male 7.00-7.60 mm., female unknown.

External morphology. Moderate size, slightly robust species. General color black. Forewings with numerous light brown, irregular shaped markings in cells, veins marked with dark yellow, short stripes;

mesonotum black with small dark yellow spots; pronotum black, bullae dark yellow; crown dark yellow with black markings; eyes light brown; face light to dark brown, sometimes with clypeus bordered with dark brown; head narrower than pronotum, anterior margin obtusely rounded; crown short, broad, narrower than width of eyes, slightly produced anteriorly, lateral margins convergent basally, eyes large, semiglobular; pronotum large, slightly longer medially than crown, surface bullated; mesonotum large, nearly twice 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 somewhat narrowly triangular, glabrous, caudoventral process nearly parallel throughout, serrate on ventral margin in apical half ( Fig. 368 View Figures 368-374 ), caudodorsal processes inflated on inner lateral margin to near apex, apex obliquely truncate ( Fig. 369 View Figures 368-374 ); aedeagus long, tubular, shaft inflated in basal ¼ in ventral and lateral views, finely toothed in apical 1/7 on dorsal surface ( Fig. 370, 371 View Figures 368-374 ); style small, apophysis short, digitate, about as long as base ( Fig. 372 View Figures 368-374 ); dorsal connective long, narrow ( Fig. 370 View Figures 368-374 ); connective small, broad, arms narrow, medial ridge complete, stem large, ovate ( Fig. 373 View Figures 368-374 ); subgenital plate long, narrow, glabrous ( Fig. 374 View Figures 368-374 ).

Material examined. Holotype male. THAILAND: Ubon Ratchathani, Pha Taem NP, Phu Krajeaw foothill, 15 o 39.989’N / 105 o 30.468’E., Pan trap 7-8.vi.2007, Tongcam and Banlu, leg. T2203 ( QSBG) GoogleMaps . Additional material: 2 males, same data as holotype except First level, Huay / Sanom waterfall, 15 o 27.407' N 105 o 34.867’E., 230 m., Pan trap, 5- / 6.v.2007, Sorawit Mingman, leg., T2180 ( ULKY) GoogleMaps ; 1 male, Loei Phu Kradueng NP, Dry dipterocarp forest at Loei / Malaise trap 18-26.ix.2006, Sutin Glong-lasae, leg. T952 ( MLBM) ; 1 male, same data as holotype except Saengjan waterfall, 15 o 31.985' N / 105 o 35.774’E, 155 m., Pan traps, 7-8.ix.2006, Mitchai Sai-ngam, leg. T883 ( QSBG) GoogleMaps .

Etymology. The name of the species is descriptive for the pygofer caudodorsal processes which are inflated from base to sub apex.

Remarks. From T. mediolata to which it is nearest in caudodorsal and caudoventral pygofer processes, T. subtumida can be separated by the clearly inflated pygofer caudodorsal processes in dorsal view, its tapered apex in lateral view, the straight ventral margin of the pygofer caudoventral processes (inflated medially in T. mediolata ) and the straight inner lateral margin of the subgenital plate (apex curved laterally in T. mediolata ).


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