Platygonia Melichar, 1925 (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Cicadellini): a new species from the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest, key to species of the genus, and notes on P. undecimmaculata (Fowler, 1899)

  • A new species of the Neotropical genus Platygonia Melichar, 1925 is described and illustrated from the municipality of Ipixuna, State of Amazonas, Northern Brazil. Platygonia nigra sp. nov. can be distinguished from the other species of the genus by the following combination of features: (1) dark brown to black ground color of dorsum; (2) presence of a white to pale yellow spot at the distal portion of corium; (3) male pygofer with a conspicuous diagonal cleft; (4) connective Y-shaped, keeled, with the stem longer than the arms; and (5) aedeagus with an unpaired basiventral process directed anteriorly. This is the first record of the genus from the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. Notes on P. undecimmaculata (Fowler, 1899), which is a taxon of uncertain taxonomic position, a key to the species of Platygonia, and a map showing their distribution are added.

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Author:Victor QuintasORCiD, Nathalia H. PeclyORCiD, Stéphanie R. CarvalhoORCiD, Gabriel MejdalaniORCiD
Parent Title (German):European journal of taxonomy
Series (Serial Number):European journal of taxonomy : EJT (806:177–186)
Publisher:Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Place of publication:Paris
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2022/03/31
Date of first Publication:2022/03/31
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/03/31
Tag:Cicadellinae; Neotropical Region; leafhopper; morphology; taxonomy
Page Number:10
First Page:177
Last Page:186
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0