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1 May 2012 A New Species of Paracatua Melichar (Cicadellidae: Cicadellinae) from Colombia
Carlos E. Beltrán, Juan M. Vargas-R, Paul H. Freytag
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A new species is added to the genus Paracatua (Cicadellidae: Cicadellinae) from Colombia, P. decastroi n. sp. We propose additional characters to the description of P. rubrolimbata that complements the definition of the genus and allows outlining a species group named here as rubrolimbata, keeping in mind the similarities of the new species with the type species. This is an attempt to bring a clearer and comprehensive view of the genus considering the attributes shared among the Colombian species. As a result of the analysis we propose here a species group characterized by the following new characters shared by P. decastroi n. sp. and P. rubrolimbata: nearly rectangular foveae laterad of the ocelli; surface of pronotum flanges concave; scutellum bulging dorsally; forewings with rounded whitish spots; female sternum VII wider than long with a median halfmoon shaped depression that bears an apical and bulging cuticle sclerotization.

Carlos E. Beltrán, Juan M. Vargas-R, and Paul H. Freytag "A New Species of Paracatua Melichar (Cicadellidae: Cicadellinae) from Colombia," Entomological News 122(3), 214-222, (1 May 2012).
Received: 9 September 2010; Accepted: 1 May 2011; Published: 1 May 2012

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