Trinoridia ramamurthyi, Meshram, 2019

Meshram, Naresh M., 2019, Leafhopper tribe Coelidiini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Coelidiinae) of the Indian subcontinent, Zootaxa 4653 (1), pp. 1-91: 31-32

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4653.1.1

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/CD4987FE-4A72-E002-FF0C-FC5AFE15FE41

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scientific name

Trinoridia ramamurthyi
status

sp. nov.

Trinoridia ramamurthyi   sp. nov.

Figs. 3 View FIGURES 3 G–H, 6 G–H, 9 E–F, 10 K, 13 I–L, 47 A–G, 55 A–D.

Male and female. General habitus pale brown to brown speckled with yellow spots. Head ochraceous with short reddish pale brown basal spot and one behind ocellus on crown and series of lateral short transverse stripes along frontal suture. Face with pale brown median stripe on clypellus. Pronotum and mesonotum slightly darker except anterolaterally on pronotum. Forewing venation dark brown speckled with yellow, one median spot and apex of clavus, one spot on costal margin about ¾ from base, ochraceous, apical cells fuscous. Spots on mesopleuron, apices of hind femora, bases of hind tibial setae and claws dark fuscous ( Figs. 3 View FIGURES 3 G–H, 6 G–H, 9 E–F). Female seventh sternite rectangular, posterior margin produced medially to truncate lobe ( Fig. 10 K View FIGURES 10 ).

Male genitalia. Pygofer triangular, prominently setose apically with digitate ventral process ( Fig. 47 G View FIGURES 47 ). Subgenital plate long, more or less of uniform width, rounded apically with a few hair-like setae ( Fig. 47 D View FIGURES 47 ). Style symmetrical, apophysis digitate apically with rounded apex ( Fig. 47 E View FIGURES 47 ). Connective longer than wide basally, stem almost ½ as wide as base, with distinct median ledge extending entire length ( Fig. 47 F View FIGURES 47 ). Aedeagus slightly curved near apex, with five subapical processes, four short, spine-like and glabrous, one pair arising on each side distally, proximal one long, almost 2/3 as long as shaft, straight with numerous lateral, secondary spines throughout its length, gonopore arising distad of long subapical process, dorsal connective sinuate ( Figs. 47 View FIGURES 47 A–C).

Female genitalia. Valvulae I curved dorsally, sculptured dorsally in apical 1/5 length, sculptured ventrally with small membranous lobe ( Figs. 13 View FIGURES 13 I–J). Valvulae II less curved than valvula I, concave in the middle and convex apically on toothed area with irregular reticulation in distal 1/3, dorsal margin with prominent teeth, toothed in apical ¼ ( Figs. 13 View FIGURES 13 K–L).

Measurements. Male 6.7−7.0 mm long, 1.8 mm wide across eyes and 2.1 mm wide across posterodorsal mar- gins of pronotum. Female 8.1−8.4 mm long, 1.9 mm wide across eyes and 2.4 mm wide across posterolateral angles of pronotum.

Material examined. HOLOTYPE ♂, INDIA: Karnataka: Bangalore: Hessarghatta , 12 0 58’N, 77 0 35E 930 m, 11.xi.2011, betel vine, Yeshwanth, H.M. ( UASB) GoogleMaps   . PARATYPES: 1 ♂, 1♀, Bangalore: Hessarghatta , 13 0 13’N, 77 0 49’E 862 m, 04.viii.2011, Brinjal, Yeshwanth, H.M GoogleMaps   .; 1 ♂, same data except collected on Lantana   GoogleMaps   : 5 ♂, 4 ♀, Chikkaballapura, Tippenahalli , 13 0 26.41’N, 77 0 40.74E, 992m, 6–7.vi.2011, A.N. Reddy GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Chikkaballapura , 933 m, 10.vi.2010, Sweep net, S. Murthy   ; 2♂, Nandi Hills , 03.vii.1977, C.A. Viraktamth   ; 1 ♀,same data except 26.ix.2006, Shobharani   ; 1 ♂, Punjanur forest , 14.viii.1977, S. Viraktamath   ; 1 ♂, Sirsi , 29.ix.2005, Shobharani   ; 1 ♀, Pavagada , 24ix.2008, Nagaraja, T   .; 2 ♂, 8 km E. Chnnnapatna , 15.vii.1977, C.A. Viraktamth   ; 1 ♀, Bannerghatta , 12.ix.1975, Ghorpade; Maharashtra   : 1 ♀, Matheran 915m, 23.xi.1977, C.A.Viraktamth; Tamil Nadu   : 1 ♀, Burliyar , 05.vi.1977, C.A.Viraktamth; Tamil Nadu   : 1 ♀, Yercaud , 20.ix.1978, C.A.Viraktamath ( NPC, UASB)   .

Etymology. This species is named after Prof. V.V. Ramamurthy for his contributions to insect taxonomy.

Remarks. This species closely resembles T. rama (Kirkaldyi)   but differs mainly in the number of subapical processes and the arrangement of secondary setae on the long more proximal subapical process as discussed uner T. rama   . This species breeds on brinjal ( Solanum melongena   L.) ( Figs. 55 View FIGURES 55 A–D) and the adults were also found on Piper betle   , and Lantana   .

UASB

University of Agricultural Sciences

NPC

National Pusa Collection