Armorseliza acontia,

Ai, Deqiang, Wang, Yinglun & Zhang, Yalin, 2019, A new genus and two new species in the tribe Selizini (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Flatidae) with a checklist for the tribe from China, Zootaxa 4614 (2), pp. 368-382: 375

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4614.2.6

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3E3F3906-B5D9-4645-AC32-D2738E7160F9

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BED74A-7663-A56F-83FC-FE3C89A1C2FF

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Plazi

scientific name

Armorseliza acontia
status

sp. nov.

Armorseliza acontia  sp. nov.

Etymology. The species name is derived from the Greek word “aconto”, which refers to the aedeagus having a long spine.

Diagnosis. This new species can be distinguished from other species of the genus by the following characters: mesonotum ( Fig. 38View FIGURES 36–45) with median carina; apical fifth of aedeagus ( Figs 42View FIGURES 36–45, 47, 54View FIGURES 46–60) with a pair of cephalad long and unbranched processes; aedeagus with a sharply short process at apical fourth of lateral portion; lateral lobe of periandrium with dorsal margin serrated.

Description. Size. Body length 8.3–9.2 mm.

Coloration. Head mottled brown, margins of frons slightly darker, clypeus with oblique stripes; vertex slightly darker than frons; eyes black, ocelli red; pronotum mottled brown; mesonotum and legs dark brown; tegmina brown with darker veins, Y-stem of clavus dark brown.

Head. Head ( Fig. 38View FIGURES 36–45) including eyes narrower than pronotum; vertex wider than long, rounded into frons; anterior margin convex; lateral margins raised; posterior margin shallowly emarginate, disc depressed, almost covered by anterior margin of pronotum. Frons ( Fig. 40View FIGURES 36–45) wider than long; widest at midline, lateral margins carinate, median longitudinal carina strongly raised at dorsal portion, weak at ventral portion. Frontoclypeal suture shallowly convex, clypeus convex ( Fig. 40View FIGURES 36–45). Rostrum extending to metatrochanter. Ocelli present. Antennae very short ( Fig. 39View FIGURES 36–45).

Thorax. Pronotum ( Figs 38, 39View FIGURES 36–45) with anterior margin slightly concave in the middle, median carina present, postocular eminences conical. Mesonotum ( Fig. 38View FIGURES 36–45) with anterior margin convex; disc flat, with weak median carina, lateral carinae absent. Metatibia with six spines apically, and metatarsal basal segment with nine spines apically.

Tegmen ( Fig. 37View FIGURES 36–45). Tegmina elongate, about 2.2 times longer than wide, costal membrane wider than costal cell at the level of bulla ( Fig. 37View FIGURES 36–45); costal margin sinuate, apical margin slightly convex. Three veins (Scp+R, Mp, CuA) arising from basal cell; Scp+R stem very short, ScP+RA crossing bulla; Y-stem of anal veins short and highly raised, one subapical line present.

Male terminalia. Anal tube ( Figs 41, 44View FIGURES 36–45) in lateral view almost straight, apically inflated and bipartite in dorsal view. Pygofer ( Fig. 41View FIGURES 36–45) ring-like, anterior margin strongly sinuate, ventral margin truncate, posterior margin convex. Genital style ( Fig. 41View FIGURES 36–45) isosceles triangular, ventral margin convex, apical margin oblique, as long as dorsal margin, with single process at dorsocaudal portion. Phallic complex ( Figs 42, 43, 45View FIGURES 36–45, 52, 55, 58View FIGURES 46–60) slightly arched; periandrium ( Figs 46, 48, 50, 53, 56, 59View FIGURES 46–60) tubular, dorsal part membranous, dorsolateral emargination shallow, lateral emargination moderately wide; dorsal lobe produced caudad, lateral lobe with a wide, 3-branched process and dorsal margin serrated, ventral lobe slender, apex acute in ventral view.Aedeagus ( Figs 47, 49, 51, 54, 57, 60View FIGURES 46–60) bipartite, each side of apex with a caudad process; a pair of long and unbranched cephalad processes at apical fifth of dorsal portion; lateral portion with a sharply short process, a small prominence beneath a hooked process.

Type material. Holotype, ♂, Nada , Hainan Province, China, vi.1963, Chou Io ( NWAFU)  . Paratypes: 1♂, Jianfengling , Hainan Province, China, 15.xii.1974, Yang Jikun ( CAU)  ; 1♂, Jianfengling , Hainan Province, China, 2.iii.1982, Liu Yuanfu ( CAF)  ; 1♂, Nada , Hainan Province, China, 23/ 24.viii.1963, Chou Io & Lu Zheng ( NWAFU)  ; 1♂, Luodian , Guizhou Province, China, 500m, 5.vi.1981, Li Fasheng ( CAU)  .

CAU

China Agricultural University

CAF

Chinese Academy of Forestry

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Flatidae

Genus

Armorseliza