Oliarus globosus Löcker, Locker, 2006

Löcker, Birgit, Fletcher, Murray J., Larivière, Marie-Claude & Gurr, Geoff M., 2006, The Australian Pentastirini (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Cixiidae), Zootaxa 1290 (1290), pp. 1-138: 29-30

publication ID

1175­5334

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1D47B077-34C7-4BC6-B22F-C5BE9B02EBD7

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FE87F4-FFBC-0E51-B863-97FCFB9C2523

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Oliarus globosus Löcker
status

sp. nov.

Oliarus globosus Löcker   , sp. nov.

( Figs 7A–D, 34H–O)

Type material

Holotype, ♂, AUSTRALIA, NT: Nourlangie Creek , 8 km E of Mt Cahill, 12.52S 132.47E, 17.xi.1972 ( T. Weir, A. Allwood) ( MAGD I002151, originally NTDPI) GoogleMaps   , Paratypes, AUSTRALIA, NT: 1 ♂, same data as holotype ( MAGD) GoogleMaps   , 1 ♂, same data as holotype, 7.x.1975 (A. Allwood, T. Angeles) ( MAGD) GoogleMaps   , 1 ♂, 1 km S of Cahills Crossing , E ast Alligator R., 12.26S 132.58E, 3.xi.1972 (Upton, Barrett) ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   , 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Tindal , at light, 1.–20.xii.1967 (W. Vestjens) ( ANIC)   , 2 ♂, 9 km N by E of Mudginberry HS, 12.31S 132.54E, 30.x.1972 (Upton, Barrett) ( ANIC) GoogleMaps   .

Etymology

The Latin term ‘globosus’ means ‘round as a ball’. Named after the large globular base of a spine on the phallotheca.

Colour

Body dark brown to black, carinae and pronotum paler; legs light brown; forewing hyaline white with brown marks along crossveins, veins light brown, apically darker, tubercles dark brown (contrasting with veins), pterostigma mid brown; abdominal sternites light to dark brown.

Morphology Body length: ♂ 4.5–4.8 mm, ♀ 4.7–4.8 mm. Head: Vertex (total length) 1.7–2.1 times longer than wide; basal emargination rectangular. Postclypeus with well­developed median carina. Rostrum not reaching hind coxae.

Thorax: Hind margin of pronotum obtusely angled. Mesonotum with well­developed carinae. Forewing 3.2–3.5 times longer than wide; costa without tubercles; 8 apical cells.

Male genitalia: Anal tube as in Figs 34M–O; pygophore and genital styles as in Figs 34K–L. Aedeagus ( Figs 34H–J): Phallotheca with a long spine (a) curved as in O. acuminatus   ; a moderately curved spine (b) with very large globular base; and two dorsal spines (c, d) as in O. acuminatus   . Flagellum membranous, unarmed.

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Cixiidae

Genus

Oliarus