Docalidia fastigata, 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: 40-44

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Docalidia fastigata

sp. nov.

Docalidia fastigata   , sp. nov.

(Plate IIIA, Figs. 134–142 View FIGURES 134–142 )

Length. Male 6.20–6.50, female unknown.

External morphology. Small, robust species. General color of dorsum black; forewings with very small, yellow spots on veins; crown with yellow markings; eyes translucent (Plate IIIA); face black.

Head broad, narrower than pronotum, anterior margin broadly rounded; crown slightly broader than eye, produced anteriorly about ¼ entire length, lateral margins convergent basally, disk foveate on each side of middle in basal half, disk elevated; eyes large, semiglobular; pronotum slight shorter than crown, surface bullated; mesonotum large, about twice as long as pronotum; forewings long, broad, venation typical; clypeus long, broad, lateral

PLATE III. A–I. Dorsal habitus. A. Docalidia fastigata   , sp. nov.; B. Docalidia gigantea   , sp. nov.; C. Docalidia goncalvesae   , sp. nov.; D. Docalidia jonesi   , sp. nov.; E. Docalidia longiuscula   , sp. nov.; F. Docalidia longula   , sp. nov.; G. Docalidia mckameyi   , sp. nov.; H. Docalidia mejdalanii   , sp. nov.; I. Docalidia parvitatis   , sp. nov.

margins broadly convext, median longitudinal carina prominent; clypellus about 1/3 as long as clypeus, narrow, median longitudinal ridge basally to near apex.

Male genitalia. Pygofer in lateral view somewhat triangulate, caudodorsal process short, apex expanded, obliquely truncate, caudoventral process very short, spiculate ( Fig. 134 View FIGURES 134–142 ); segment X long, with short ventral process, apex spinate ( Fig. 135 View FIGURES 134–142 ): right subgenital plate long, lateral margins expanded in distal 1/3 to 1/2 ( Fig. 136 View FIGURES 134–142 ); right style very long, longer than aedeagus, robust, in dorsal view apical ½ inflated, inner lateral margin toothed with flange overlap ( Fig. 138 View FIGURES 134–142 ), prominent spine apically in laterally view ( Fig. 137 View FIGURES 134–142 ); aedeagus very narrow, tubular, with moderately long, subapical ventral process directed basally, gonopore supramedial ( Figs. 139, 140 View FIGURES 134–142 ); connective T-shaped, arms narrow, membrane absent, stem long, narrow, median ridge absent ( Fig. 141 View FIGURES 134–142 ); dorsal connective moderately long, narrow, base broad ( Fig. 142 View FIGURES 134–142 ).

Material examined. Holotype male. COLOMBIA: Amazonas , PNN, Amacayacu Matamata, 3º41’S. 70º15’W., 150 m., Red 7/6/00–7/16/00, a Parente, Leg., M. 4232 (HB) GoogleMaps   . Paratype. 1 male, same data as holotype except Red 2, 7/17/00–7/17/00, A Parente, leg., M4235 ( MLBM) GoogleMaps   , 1 male, PNN, Amacayacu San Martin, 3º23’S. 70º6’W., 150 m.   , Malaise, 2’26/0103/12/01, D. Chota, leg., M. 1611 ( UK).

Etymology. The name is descriptive for the lateral slope in the distal 1/3 of the style seen in lateral view.

Remarks. This species is nearest to D. rema   ( Nielson, 1982h: 289) and can be separated by the very small, sharply pointed, caudoventral pygofer process, by the much longer ventral aedeagal process and by the prominent, apical stylar spine seen in lateral view.