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♂: body length: 6.0 mm; head width (incl. eyes): 1.1mm; head length: 0.8mm.
Vertex, pronotum and scutellum dark brown; pale median longitudinal band yellow, extending from apex of vertex to posterior margin of pronotum (Figs 1, 2). Face nearly pale yellow (Figs 1, 2). Forewing (Figs 1, 2) dark brown, with nearly white and transparent plaque in middle of costal area.
Male pygofer (Fig. 3) nearly triangular in lateral view, row of long macrosetae at end of dorsal and ventral margin. Apex of foot-like apical process of style very long and slender, about one third length of style (Fig. 6). Aedeagal shaft, recurved dorsally, expanded distally in lateral view, broadly rounded apically with pair of retrorse spine-like processes on dorsal margin subapically and one big spine-like process on dorsal margin near base (Figs 4, 5).
Other characteristics are as shown in Figs 1–7.
Holotype: ♂, China: Guizhou: Daozhen, 17~22 August 2004, coll. Yang Maofa; Paratypes: 2♂♂, China: Guizhou: Daozhen, 17~22 August 2004, coll. Yang Maofa.
The species is named after the locality of the type specimens, Daozhen county.
This species resembles Taperus albivittatus Li & Wang, from which it is distinguished by: aedeagus with pair of subapical retrorse spine-like processes dorsally and one big spine-like process on dorsal margin near base. Apex of aedeagusof Taperus albivittatus has three spine-like processes on dorsal margin and four pairs of spine-like process on ventral margin.
- Li, Y; Li, Z; 2011: A new species and new records of the leafhopper genus Taperus Li & Wang, 1994 (Hemiptera,Cicadellidae, Evacanthinae) from China ZooKeys, 120: 1-8. doi