Docalidia goncalvesae, Nielson, 2011

Nielson, M. W., 2011, New species in the Neotropical genus Docalidia with a key to known species, notes on distribution, taxonomy and a synoptic catalogue of the genus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Coelidiinae: Teruliini) 2952, Zootaxa 2952 (1), pp. 1-86: 46

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Docalidia goncalvesae

sp. nov.

Docalidia goncalvesae   , sp. nov.

(Plate IIIC, Figs. 151–158 View FIGURES 151–158 )

Length. Male 8.00 mm., female unknown.

External morphology. Large, robust species. General color of dorsum brown to black; forewings concolorous brown, clavus suffused black; mesonotum and pronotum black with small light spots on pronotum; crown brown; eyes black (Plate IIIC); face black, anterior margin of clypeus brown, clypellus median ridge brown.

Head broad, narrower than pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded; crown broad, wider than eye, produced anteriorly about ¼ of entire length, disk foveate on each side of middle, eyes semiglobular; pronotum about as long as crown, surface bullated; mesonotum large, twice as long as pronotum; forewings long, broad, venation typical; clypeus long, broad, lateral margins broadly convex, median longitudinal carina prominent; clypellus about 1/3 as long as clypeus, narrow, median longitudinal ridge inflated, lateral margins expanded apically.

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view triangulate, caudodorsal process long, robust, digitate, caudoventral process reduced to small lobe as base ( Fig. 151 View FIGURES 151–158 ); right subgenital plate long, broad, outer lateral margin broadly convex, glabrous ( Fig. 152 View FIGURES 151–158 ); right style long, about as long as aedeagus, robust, distal 1/3 triangulate with row of short, sparsely arranged setae from base to apex in dorsal view (Figs. 1533, 154); aedeagus long, tubular, shaft broadly convex in lateral view, short, stubby ventral process about middle of shaft in lateral view, gonopore cryptic ( Figs. 155, 156 View FIGURES 151–158 ); connective T-shaped, arms broad, membrane absent, paired ridge extending beyond anterior arms, stem broad, short ( Fig. 157 View FIGURES 151–158 ); dorsal connective short, slender, broad basally, tapered distally ( Fig. 158 View FIGURES 151–158 ).

Material examined. Holotype male. COLOMBIA: Amazonas , PNN, Amacayacu, San Martin, 3º23’S. 70º6’W., 150 m., Malaise, 8/8/00–8/16/00, B. Amado, leg., M. 834 (HB) GoogleMaps   . Paratypes. 1 male, same data as holotype except 8/24/00–9/1/00, M. 837 ( MLBM) GoogleMaps   , 1 male, same data as holotype except Cabaña Lorena, 3º0’S. 69º59’W., 27 Aug. 01–1 Sep 01, M. 2237, Malaise, D. Campos ( UK) GoogleMaps   .

Etymology. The species is named in in honor of Ana Clara Gonçalves, whose ongoing revisionary studies of the Agalliinae   , sensu lato are outstanding.

Remarks. D. goncalvesae   is nearest to D. dietrichi   , sp. nov and can be distinguished by the following features: color of dorsum brown to black, without yellow markings; pygofer with lobelike caudodorsal process, very small lobe at base of process; aedeagal shaft with very short, curved medial spine, medial flange and dentate margin absent; style with triangulate lobe occupying distal 1/3 of shaft, row of sparsely arranged, short setae on lateral margin, apical spine absent.