Apsyllopsis mexicana ( Crawford, 1914 ),

Burckhardt, Daniel & Queiroz, Dalva L., 2020, Neotropical jumping plant-lice (Hemiptera, Psylloidea) associated with plants of the tribe Detarieae (Leguminosae, Detarioideae), Zootaxa 4733 (1), pp. 1-73: 9-10

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4733.1.1

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3671421

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scientific name

Apsyllopsis mexicana ( Crawford, 1914 )
status

comb. nov.

Apsyllopsis mexicana ( Crawford, 1914)  , comb. nov.

( Figs 4, 8View FIGURES 1–10, 11, 16, 18View FIGURES 11–21, 22View FIGURES 22–26, 27, 31, 35View FIGURES 27–38)

Psyllopsis mexicana Crawford, 1914: 133  , holotype ♂: Mexico: Acapulco (Baker) (USNM, dry mounted), examined.

Psyllia beeryi Caldwell, 1944: 339  , holotype ♀: Brazil: PA, Santarém, x.1942 (L.A. Beery Jr.) (USNM, dry mounted), examined, syn. nov.

Psyllia berryi Caldwell, 1944: 339  , misspelling.

Macrocorsa beeryi ( Crawford, 1914)  ; Burckhardt & Queiroz, 2012: 39.

Material examined. Brazil ( CE: Tianguá, Ubajara; GO: Alto Paraíso do Goiás, Mineiros, Mossâmedes, Pirenópolis; MA: Araioses; MG: Coromandel, João Pinheiro, Lassance, Montes Claros, Patos de Minas, São Gonçalo do Rio Preto, Três Marias, Uberlândia, Vazante; MS: Corguinho, Jardim, Ponta Porã, Ribas do Rio Pardo, Rio Verde; MT: Acorizal, Alto Garças, Barão de Melgaço, Chapada dos Guimarães, Cuiabá, Diamantino, Guarantã do Norte, Lucas do Rio Verde, Nobres, Nova Guarita, Nova Mutum, Poconé, Rondonópolis, Sinop, Sorriso, Terra Nova do Norte; PA: Santarém; PI: Brasileira, Caldeirão, Piracuruca, Piripiri; PR: Amaporã, Londrina; SP: Santa Maria da Serra).—M exico; Panama ( MHNG, NHMB, USNM, dry and slide mounted, 70% ethanol).

Description. Adult. Described in detail and illustrated by Brown and Hodkinson (1988: 139–141, as Limbopsylla beeryi  ).

Fifth instar immature ( Fig. 16View FIGURES 11–21). Colouration. Dirty whitish or yellowish. Eyes reddish; antennal flagellum light brown at base, getting gradually darker towards brown apex; tip of rostrum black. Tibiae and tarsi greyish brown.

Structure. Body 1.6–1.8 times as long as wide. Antenna 1.4–1.6 times as long as forewing pad; setae on antenna just slightly longer than flagellar diameter. Forewing pad very narrow, about 3 times as long as wide; bearing 30–40 irregularly spaced, long and medium long marginal setae, and a few short, scattered setae dorsally. Extra pore fields extending antero-dorsally to fore margin of caudal plate ( Fig. 11View FIGURES 11–21).

Measurements (in mm) and ratios (4 immatures). Body length 2.28–2.52, antenna length 1.08–1.30.

Egg ( Figs 22View FIGURES 22–26, 35View FIGURES 27–38). Orange brown, pedicel brown. Described and illustrated by Brown and Hodkinson (1988: 139–141, as Limbopsylla beeryi  ).

Distribution. Reported from Brazil (MA, MG, MS, MT, PA), Mexico (Guerrero) and Panama ( Crawford 1914, as Psyllopsis mexicana  ; Caldwell 1944, as Psyllia beeryi  ; Brown & Hodkinson 1988, as Limbopsylla beeryi  ; Burckhardt & Queiroz 2012, as Macrocorsa beeryi  ; Mazzardo et al. 2017, as Macrocorsa beeryi  ).— Brazil: CE, GO, PI, PR, SP (new records).

Host plant, biology and habitat. Hymenaea courbaril  L., H. stigonocarpa Hayne var. pubescens Benth.  , adults were also collected on Hymenaea martiana Hayne  and H. stigonocarpa Hayne  which are likely hosts.—Inducing roll galls on the leaves and producing lots of flocculent wax ( Figs 36–38View FIGURES 27–38).—Cerrado vegetation, transitional cerrado–Amazon forest, gallery forest.

Comments. We examined a single pinned male specimen of this species bearing following labels: ‘Acapulco, Mexico, Coll.Baker’; a red type label in D.L. Crawford’s handwriting ‘ Cookiella arytaenoidea Crawf.  , Crawf’; ‘1943Colln DLCrawford’; in D. Hollis’ handwriting ‘? Limbopsylla beeryi (Cald.) David Hollis  det., 1993’; in D. Burckhardt’s handwriting ‘ holotype ♂ of Psyllopsis mexicana Crawf., D. Burckhardt, 2017  ’; in D. Burckhardt’s handwriting ‘ Macrocorsa mexicana (Crawf.)  det. D. Burckhardt, 2017’. We believe that this is the holotype of Psyllopsis mexicana  as it fits Crawford’s (1914) original description and collecting data. The name ‘ Cookiella arytaenoidea Crawf.  ’ is a manuscript name which Crawford apparently changed for the publication but not in the collection. The types of Psyllopsis mexicana  and Psyllia beeryi  are conspecific and we synonymise the two. As discussed above, the species belongs to Apsyllopsis  to which we transfer it here.

GO

Philosophical Society

MA

Real Jardín Botánico

MG

Museum of Zoology

MS

Herbarium Messanaensis, Università di Messina

MT

Mus. Tinro, Vladyvostok

PA

Universidade Federal do Oeste do Pará

PI

Paleontological Institute

SP

Instituto de Botânica

MHNG

Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

NHMB

Natural History Museum Bucharest

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Psylloidea

Genus

Apsyllopsis

Loc

Apsyllopsis mexicana ( Crawford, 1914 )

Burckhardt, Daniel & Queiroz, Dalva L. 2020
2020
Loc

Psyllopsis mexicana

Crawford, D. L. 1914: 133
Loc

Psyllia beeryi Caldwell, 1944: 339

Caldwell, J. S. 1944: 339
Loc

Psyllia berryi

Caldwell, J. S. 1944: 339
Loc

Macrocorsa beeryi ( Crawford, 1914 )

Burckhardt, D. & Queiroz, D. L. 2012: 39