Maiestas dashi, Webb & Viraktamath, 2009

Webb, Michael D. & Viraktamath, Chandra A., 2009, 2163, Zootaxa 2163, pp. 1-64: 43

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1175­5334

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scientific name

Maiestas dashi
status

sp. nov.

Maiestas dashi   sp. nov. ( Fig. 32).

Deltocephalus (Recilia) hospes (Kirkaldy)   , sensu Dash & Viraktamath, 1998: 21–22   , figs 143–149, India.

Type material examined. INDIA: Holotype ♂   , Meghalaya: Cherrapunjee , 5.xi.1981, C. A. Viraktamath ( UASB)   . Paratypes: Assam: 8 ♂, 5 ♀, Silchar, 15.xi.l981, C. S. Wesley   ; West Bengal: 2 ♂, Calcutta, 1l. xi.198 1, C. A. Viraktamath   ; Karnataka: 1 ♂, 20 Km N. Yelburga, 13.xii.1974, K. D. Ghorpade ( BMNH, ZSI, UASB)   .

Remarks. This species was described and figured by Dash & Viraktamath (1998) from India as Deltocephalus (Recilia) hospes Kirkaldy. Subsequent   figures of hospes   from its type locality (Hawaii) by Knight and those of the lectotype by the current authors ( Fig. 38) indicate that hospes   should be restricted to Hawaiian material and that material from India is a new species. The differences are that in the new species the vertex is much shorter with different markings (compare Figs 32a and 38a) and the aedeagal ‘apical extension’ is much longer (compare Figs 32h and 38k). Within India, the species is closely related to aridus   but differs in the structure of the apex of the aedeagus, sternal apodemes and subgenital plates. See also M. knighti   sp. nov

UASB

University of Agricultural Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cicadellidae

Genus

Maiestas