Taharana lacertosa, 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 : 61

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Taharana lacertosa

sp. nov.

Taharana lacertosa View in CoL , sp. nov.

( Plate 5G View PLATE 5 , Fig. 304-310 View Figures 304-310 )

Description. Length. Male 7.60-8.20 mm., female unknown.

External morphology. Moderately large, slender species. General color black. Forewings black with numerous light brown, irregular shaped markings in cells, veins marked with short dark yellow stripes; mesonotum black with numerous dark yellow spots; pronotum black with dark yellow bullae; crown dark yellow with black markings on each side of middle; eyes grey to light brown; face variable, from grey to brown to black; clypeus grey to black; clypellus grey to brown; head narrower than pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded; crown short, narrower than width of eyes, slightly produced anteriorly, lateral margins convergent basally; pronotum moderately large, short, about as long medially as crown, surface bullated; mesonotum large, nearly twice as long medially as pronotum; clypeus long, narrow, lateral margins broadly convex; clypellus short, about 1/3 as long as clypeus, narrow, slightly inflated longitudinally along middle, apex flared.

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view triangulate, glabrous, caudodorsal process very short, caudoventral processes very narrow in basal 2/3, triangulate in apical 1/3, serrate in apical 1/3 ( Fig. 304 View Figures 304-310 ), in dorsal view caudodorsal processes robust, claw like ( Fig. 305 View Figures 304-310 ); aedeagus long, tubular, in ventral view shaft inflated in basal ¼, finely toothed in apical ¼ on dorsal surface ( Fig. 306, 307 View Figures 304-310 ); style small with very short apophysis ( Fig. 308 View Figures 304-310 ); dorsal connective long, narrow ( Fig. 306 View Figures 304-310 ); connective moderately large, arms narrow, tapered anteriorly, stem small, ovate ( Fig. 309 View Figures 304-310 ); subgenital plate long, broad, abruptly narrowed in on inner lateral margin subapically ( Fig. 310 View Figures 304-310 ).

Material examined. Holotype male. THAILAND: Phetchabun Nam Nao NP, Tham Pra Laad / Forest Unit, 16 o 44.963’N 101 o 27.833’E., 711 m., Pan traps / 2-3.viii.2006, Noopean Hongyothi, leg., T415 ( QSBG) GoogleMaps . Additional material. 10 males, same data as holotype ( QSBG, ULKY, MLBM), 1 male, except 16 o 44.986’N 101 o 27.874’ E, Malaise trap, 14-21.viii.2006, Leng Janteab, leg. T 428 ( MLBM).

Etymology. The name of the species is descriptive for the paired, robust caudodorsal pygofer processes in dorsal view.

Remarks. From among species with serrated caudoventral processes, T. lacertosa can be distinguished by the more robust, curved caudodorsal processes of the pygofer in dorsal view.


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