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Length male 5.8–6.0, female 7.0 mm. Crown pale yellow medially, white laterally, orange/red maculae broad, overlapping ocelli; anterior margin forming approximately right angle; pronotum and opaque areas of forewing dark green (mottled with yellow in specimens removed from ethanol), pronotum with semicircular macula distinct. Male pygofer processes slender, crossing posteromedially; anal tube with pair of retrorse posterolateral spines. Aedeagus asymmetrical, shaft narrow, tubular and gradually tapered distally, in lateral view narrowly U-shaped with distal part attenuated and arcuate; apex with slender bifurcate process extended to left at right angle to shaft. Female seventh sternite posterior margin with small acute median tooth.
Holotype male: PERU, Pasco, Yanachaga-Chemillén N.P., 10°32'39.7"S, 75°22'00.1"W, 2300m, 10–13 October 2002 (D. Takiya, C. Peña, R. Rakitov) Malaise trap across Rio San Alberto [USML]. Paratypes: 1 male and 1 female, same data; 2 males, Yanachaga-Chemillén N.P., 10°32'S, 75°21'W, S. Alberto Valley ca. Refugio El Cedro, 2270–2420m, 12 October 2002 (R. Rakitov); 2 males, 1 female, same data except 10 October 2002 (D. M. Takiya); 8 females, same data except 12 October 2002 (D. M. Takiya) [INHS].
The species name refers to the mostly pale green coloration of the dorsum.
This species closely resembles Ilyapa longispina in external morphology and in the male genitalia, but may be distinguished by the shorter, distinctly branched distal aedeagal process and by the distinctly smaller median lobe of female abdominal sternite VII.
In one examined male specimen, the configuration of the aedeagus is the mirror image of that of the other specimens.
- Dietrich, C; 2011: Tungurahualini, a new tribe of Neotropical leafhoppers, with notes on the subfamily Mileewinae (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae) ZooKeys, 124: 19-39. doi