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Head and pronotum whitish yellow; scutellum and venter yellow; vertex with disc and apex dark brown, orange laterally; face sordid white, with a dark brown patch above antennae; dorsum of abdomen stramineus. Forewing with dark spot in 3rd apical cell (Figs 2, 3).
Abdominal apodemes nearly reaching end of 6th abdominal sternite (Fig. 14).
Male pygofer with short, sclerotized, sickle-like process caudo-dorsally (Figs 16, 17). Subgenital plates with two macrosetae near base, apex digitate with few microsetae (Figs 18, 20). Paramere subapically with row of fine setae on outer margin and row of sensory pits on inner margin; with curved apical part with sinuate ridge (Figs 18, 19). Aedeagal shaft in lateral view slightly expanded from midlength to near apex, process long and stout, directed slightly towards basal apodeme, apex ornamented (Figs 21, 22).
2.95–2.98 mm (including wing).
Holotype, male, China: Yunnan Province, Sanchahe, 7 June 1991, coll. Tian Rungang (NWAFU). Paratypes, two males, seven females, same data as holotype (NWAFU, BMNH).
The new species resembles Parazyginella lingtianensis but differs in having brown markings on the vertex (compare Figs 1 and 2) and different shaped aedeagus as noted in the key.
The new species is named after the collector’s family name in gratitude.
- Gao, X; Huang, M; Zhang, Y; 2012: Review of the Chinese leafhopper genus Parazyginella Chou & Zhang (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Typhlocybinae, Zyginellini) with description of a new species ZooKeys, 183: 17-22. doi