Paraclorindaia pinguis,

Zahniser, James N., 2021, Revision of the New World leafhopper tribe Faltalini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) and the evolution of brachyptery, Zootaxa 4954 (1), pp. 1-160: 88

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Paraclorindaia pinguis

n. sp.

Paraclorindaia pinguis  n. sp.

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Diagnosis. P. pinguis  can be distinguished from other species in the genus by its robust form, anterior margin of head not thin or foliaceous, male pygofer relatively long and rectangular in lateral view and with short posteroventral tooth, subgenital plates widely set from each other and not meeting medially, and asymmetrical aedeagal shaft.

Body. Male, 4.8–5.2 mm. Female, 6.5–6.8 mm. Overall form robust. Anterior margin of head broadly angled to face, not thin or depressed.

Color. Coloration as in genus description; varies from somewhat light to very darkly colored.

Male. Pygofer relatively long in lateral view, subrectangular; with 4–6 distinct long setae posterodorsally; ventral margin undulate; posteroventral tooth short, not very distinct. Subgenital plates widely set from each other, not meeting medially; with numerous short thick setae laterally, with 2–3 loosely arranged longitudinal rows of long setae across plate surface; aedeagus shaft asymmetrical.

Female. Sternite VII broad, width more than 2x median length; broadly incised on posterior margin, with small median lobe.

Material examined. HOLOTYPE: 1♂, URUGUAY, Colonia Dept., Arroyo San Pedro, Ruta 21 km 194, 1-I- 2000, G.J. Wibmer [ USNM]  . PARATYPES: 1♂, same data as holotype  . 2♂, 2♀, 1n, ARGENTINA, Entre Ríos, rt. 14 km 275 ca. Concordia , 50m, 31°19’15”S 58°5’8”W, 4-I-2008GoogleMaps  C.H. Dietrich, vacuum, AR1-1. 1♀, ARGEN- TINA, Entre Ríos, P.N. El Palmar, Mirador La Glorieta , 15-II-2014  , 14m., 31.88713º S 58.27187 Wº, AR14-24, J.N. Zahniser. 2♂, 1♀, ARGENTINA, Entre Ríos, P.N. El Palmar, 15-II-2014  , 32 m., 31.86906º S 58.24520º W, AR14-26c J.N. Zahniser. 1♂, ARGENTINA: Entre Ríos, P.N. El Palmar, Mirador Ao. El Palmar, 15-II-2014  , 21m., 31.89149º S 58.24071º W, AR14-27, J.N. Zahniser. [ MLPA, INHS, USNM]GoogleMaps  .

Etymology. The species name is an adjective and refers to its robust form.

Distribution. P. pinguis  is known from eastern Argentina and Uruguay.

Remarks. P. pinguis  was collected on grasses at the El Palmar site in Argentina.


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