Paurocephala boxi, Mifsud & Burckhardt, 2002

Mifsud, D. & Burckhardt, D., 2002, Taxonomy and phylogeny of the Old World jumping plant-louse genus Paurocephala (Insecta, Hemiptera, Psylloidea), Journal of Natural History 36 (16), pp. 1887-1986: 1949-1950

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930110048909

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5305997

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0381D35D-FFB0-FFB9-DDFF-FBE1FE0215B0

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Felipe

scientific name

Paurocephala boxi
status

sp. n.

Paurocephala boxi   sp. n.

(Žgures 6C, H, 8A, C, E, M)

Description. Species of the gossypii   type.

Adult: head yellow; vertex covered by inconspicuous setae. Clypeus yellow to brown. Antenna yellow, segments 9 and 10 brown; segment 9 without a long basal seta. Thorax entirely yellow and covered by inconspicuous setae dorsally. Metascutellar horn small, blunt apically. Forewing including pterostigma transparent; veins yellow, apically light brown to forewing margin, central part of vein A brown. Forewing with inconspicuous setae on veins (vein Rs with 14–16 setae); Rs vein marginally curved in apical third. Surface spinules present in all cells of forewing; radular spinules lacking. Legs yellow, tarsal segments light brown. Meracanthus small, curved laterally, rounded apically. Abdomen including genitalia, yellow. Male paramere straight posteriorly, widest in basal third, tapering towards apex and rounded apically, few short setae posteriorly visible from lateral view; inner surface with one or two peg-like setae at basal third. Measurements and ratios as in table 2A–C.

Fifth instar larva: unknown.

Host plants. Adults were collected on Sterculia tragacantha Lindl.   ( Sterculiaceae   ) which could be the host plant.

Distribution. Ghana.

Material examined. HOLOTYPE, Ghana: Tafo , December 1942, Sterculia tragacantha (H. E. Box) (BMNH)   . Dry mounted.  

PARATYPES. Ghana: 2, 2, same data as holotype ( BMNH, NHMB). Dry and slide mounted   .

Comments. Similar to P. medleri   sp. n. from which it is easily distinguished by the shape of the male paramere.

NHMB

Natural History Museum Bucharest

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Liviidae

Genus

Paurocephala