Nesocerus sclerophyllus, Krishnankutty & Dietrich, 2011, Krishnankutty & Dietrich, 2011

Krishnankutty, Sindhu M. & Dietrich, Christopher H., 2011, Taxonomic revision and phylogeny of an endemic leafhopper genus Nesocerus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Idiocerinae) from Madagascar, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 162 (3), pp. 499-543: 520-525

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http://doi.org/ 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2010.00690.x

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scientific name

Nesocerus sclerophyllus
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SP. NOV.

NESOCERUS SCLEROPHYLLUS   SP. NOV.

( FIGS 3K, L View Figure 3 , 6Z, A View Figure 6 1 View Figure 1 , 16C, D View Figure 16 )

Diagnosis: Males of this species are similar to those of N. angulatus   in habitus and male genitalia morphology, but may be distinguished by the uniform width of the preatrium in posterior view and the presence of long apical aedeagal processes reaching almost the midlength of the shaft.

Description: Length of male, 4 mm; female, 4.9 mm:

Coloration and structure: similar to that of N. angulatus   .

Male genitalia: Pygofer, subgenital plate, style, connective as in N. angulatus   . Aedeagus in lateral view with atrium narrow, socle well developed, preatrium in posterior view with apex as broad as base, shaft in lateral view broad, curved slightly anterad, slightly tapered towards apex; apex in posterior view acuminate, with pair of long, ventrally directed apical processes reaching almost middle of the shaft, then curved laterad. Gonopore subapical.

Female genitalia: Same as in N. trilineatus  

Material examined: Holotype male, MADAGASCAR: Province Antananarivo, 46 km north-east of Ankazobe, Ambohitantel , 700 m, 18°11′52″S, 47°16′53″E, 15.x.–1.xi.2004, M. Irwin, F. Parker & R. Harin’Hala, malaise trap, in sclerophyll forest, MA-27-19 ( CAS) GoogleMaps   . Paratypes: one male, one female, MADAGASCAR: Province Antananarivo, 46 km north-east of Ankazobe, Ambohitantel , 700 m, 18°11′52″S, 47°16′53″E, 29.xi.–6.xii.2003, M. Irwin, R GoogleMaps   . Harin’Hala, malaise trap, in sclerophyll forest, MA-27-08 ( INHS, CAS)   .

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Macropsinae   2 1 1 4 0 1? 0 0 1 Chiasmodolon sp.   0 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 Rotundicerus luteus   0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 gen. nov. 1 (Borneo) 0 0 0? 0 0 0 0 1 0 gen. nov. 2 ( Madagascar) 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 Ceylonoscopus   0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 Kopamerra sp.   0 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 Pretioscopus sp.   0 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 Idioscopus grossus   1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 nr. Idioscopus inornatus   1 0 0 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 Nesocerus convolutus   0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus trimaculatus   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus flexus   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus asymmetricus   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus compressus   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus uniprocessus   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus quinquespinosus   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus tetanus   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus latus   0 0 0? 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus basiprocessus   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus breviprocessus   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus serratus   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus littoralis   0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus bifurcatus   0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus ranfomafanaensis   0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus affinis   0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus orbiculatus   0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus mananarensis   0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus fasika   0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus tulearensis   0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus nigrum   0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus unimaculatus   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus nanus   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus dentatus   0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus brevipinguis   0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus trilineatus   0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus recurvus   0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus dorsalis   0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus tristriatus   0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus sclerophyllus   0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Nesocerus angulatus   0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0? 0 0 0?? 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 1? 0 0 1 0 3? 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0? 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2? 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Nodes Subtending apomorphies Nodes Subtending apomorphies

1 4(2): 8(1): 35(2): 57(0): 62(0) Rotundicerus   7(1): 9(0): 12(1): 34(0): 47(2): 65(1)

2 9(1): 15(3): 16(1): 22(1): 39(4): luteus  

54(1): 60(2) gen. nov. 1 16(2); 17(1); 22(0); 47(1); 57(4)

3 11(0): 19(0): 39(5): 50(6): 51(3): gen. nov. 2 16(0); 31(1); 34(0)

52(2): 57(2) Ceylonoscopus   29(1); 38(1); 45(1); 62(0)

4 25(1): 26(1): 32(0): 34(2): 35(4): Kopamerra sp. 4   (6): 19(0): 20(1): 50(3): 63(2) 56(0): 61(1) Pretioscopus sp. 4   (4): 32(0): 51(2): 61(1): 62(1)

5 12(1) Idioscopus   5(1): 8(0): 26(1): 29(1): 55(0)

6 22(1): 27(1): 28(0): 34(0): 47(1): grossus  

57(4): 60(2): 64(2) nr. Idioscopus   4(5): 11(2): 16(1): 27(0): 34(1):

7 7(1): 31(1): 55(1) inornatus   50(8): 64(1)

8 1(1): 11(0): 50(7): 52(0) Nesocerus   11(0): 16(1): 17(1): 62(2)

9 21(1): 23(0): 25(1): 29(2): 38(1): convolutus  

45(1): 51(0): 54(2) Nesocerus   40(1)

10 37(6): 41(1): 46(0): 50(2) trimaculatus  

11 4(1): 26(1) Nesocerus flexus   14(1): 15(2): 41(0)

12 15(1) Nesocerus   64(2)

13 16(1): 36(1): 63(1) asymmetricus  

16 63(3) Nesocerus   35(0): 39(3)

17 35(3): 64(2) compressus  

18 29(1) Nesocerus   11(0): 42(1)

19 17(1) quinquespinosus  

20 14(1): 29(2): 49(1) Nesocerus   19(0): 39(1)

21 15(1): 36(1): 57(1): 60(1): 64(1) serratus  

22 33(1): 35(0): 49(1): Nesocerus   4(1): 11(0)

23 42(1) littoralis  

24 37(1) Nesocerus   50(0): 63(2)

26 37(3) bifurcatus  

27 48(0) Nesocerus   44(0)

28 37(4): 50(4): 58(1) orbiculatus  

29 35(1): 43(0) Nesocerus   33(0)

30 4(0): 45(0) mananarensis  

31 17(1): 26(1) Nesocerus fasika   41(1)

32 4(3): 37(1): 42(1) Nesocerus   15(0): 41(1)

33 39(0): 40(1) unimaculatus  

34 41(1) Nesocerus nanus   50(0)

35 17(0) Nesocerus   16(2): 53(0)

36 4(2): 15(0): 37(2): 50(5) dentatus  

37 37(0) Nesocerus   29(1): 35(1): 64(0)

38 16(2): 40(0) brevipinguis  

Macropsinae   1(2); 2(1); 3(1); 6(1); 10(1); 17(2); Nesocerus   11(0)

18(1); 21(2); 23(2); 24(1); 27(1); recurvus  

30(1); 31(2); 47(1); Nesocerus   26(0)

50(2); 52(3) angulatus  

Chiasmodolon sp. 5   (1): 8(1): 13(1): 17(2): 23(0): 28(0): Nesocerus   4(2)

38(1): 46(0): 49(1) sclerophyllus  

Characters are listed with states in parentheses.

Autapomorphies of N. uniprocessus   , N. tetanus   , N. latus   , N. basiprocessus   , N. breviprocessus   , N. ranomafanaensis   , N. affinis   , N. tulearensis   , N. nigrum   , N. trilineatus   , N. dorsalis   , and N. tristriatus   are not included.

Etymology: The specific epithet refers to the sclerophyll habitat of the type locality.

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

INHS

Illinois Natural History Survey