Paurocephala abutili, 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: 1943-1945

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930110048909

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Paurocephala abutili
status

sp. n.

Paurocephala abutili   sp. n.

(Žgures 5A, E, 8G, 36)

Description. Species of the gossypii   type.

Adult: head brown, yellow towards genae; vertex covered by inconspicuous setae. Clypeus yellow to brown. Antenna yellow, segments 9 and 10 brown; segment 9 without a long basal seta. Thorax brown and covered by inconspicuous setae dorsally, yellow laterally and ventrally. Metascutellar horn small, blunt apically. Forewing transparent to light yellow; veins yellow, apically brown to forewing margin, base and central part of vein A and central part of vein R brown; base of pterostigma brown. Forewing with inconspicuous setae on veins (vein Rs with 19–23 setae); Rs vein marginally straight, curved in apical third. Surface spinules present in all cells of forewing; radular spinules lacking. Legs yellow, tarsal segments light brown. Meracanthus short, laterally straight, rounded apically. Abdominal tergites brown, sternites and genitalia yellow. Male paramere thin, straight in basal half, tapering in distal half and bend posteriorly, few short setae posteriorly visible from lateral view; inner surface with three to Žve peg-like setae situated between basal Žfth and distal third. Measurements and ratios as in table 2A–C.

Fifth instar larva: colour unknown. Antenna 3-segmented; segments 1 and 2 each with one sectaseta, segment 3 with 7 sectasetae grouped in 3, 3 and 1. Dorsal sclerites covered by sectasetae as large as marginal ones, simple setae lacking. Forewing pad with 18–22 sectasetae marginally; humeral lobe lacking. Caudal plate with large tubercle-like extensions marginally, apical one ending in a long process longitudinally divided; sectasetae present dorsally and marginally. Arolium triangular and petiolate, expanded basally. Anus ventral, outer circumanal ring with a single row of pores. Measurements and ratios as in table 3.

Host plants. Abutilon mauritianum (Jacq.) Medik.   ( Malvaceae   ).

Distribution. Kenya.

Material examined. HOLOTYPE, Kenya: Nairobi (near National Museum), 5500 ft, 6 January 1972 (C. F. Huggins) ( BMNH). Dry mounted.  

PARATYPES. Kenya: 1, 1, same data as holotype; 2, 3, Muguga , August 1953 ( V. F. Eastop); 2, 1, 4 larvae, Chiromo, 22 November 1969, Abutilon mauritianum (H. Schmutterer)   ; 1, 2, 2 larval exuvia, Sultan Hamud, 15 May 1988 (J. H. Martin) ( BMNH, NHMB). Dry and slide mounted   .

Comments. Similar to P. urenae Russell   from which it is distinguished in the adult by the darker body coloration and diVerent antennal shape, and the more slender sectasetae in the larva.

Adult

1. Head moderately short (0); very short (1).

2. Antenna 10-segmented (0); 8- or 9-segmented (1).

3. Antenna longer than head width (0); as long as or shorter than head width (1).

4. Antennal rhinaria without or with one special seta (0); with a biŽd seta (1).

5. Antennal segment 9 (when 10-segmented) without a long basal seta (0); with a long basal seta (1).

6. Longer terminal seta shorter than combined length of last three antennal segments (0); longer (1).

7. Apical segment of labium less than half length of basal segment (0); more (1).

8. Forewing without colour pattern, with one or three bands (0); with each a distinct brown band in the middle and apically (1).

9. Meracanthus short (0); long (1).

10. Metatibia distinctly longer than metafemur (0); about as long as or shorter (1).

11. Metatibia with simple setae laterally (0); with strongly thickened setae (1).

12. Abdominal tergites lacking a horn-like dorsal structure (0); each tergite with a horn-like dorsal structure (1).

13. First visible abdominal tergite with lateral patch of short to long spines (0); spines on stalk-like structure (1).

14. Male proctiger without (0); with distinct posterior scerites (1).

15. Inner surface of paramere with simple setae (0); with stout setae (1); with peg-like setae (2).

16. Head of aedeagus well-diVerentiated from stem (0); not distinctly diVerentiated from stem (1).

17. Female proctiger with well-deŽned, sickle-shaped apical process (0); evenly tapering apically (1).

18. Circumanal ring with one row of pores (0); with two or more rows of pores (1).

19. Lateral valvulae membranous (0); sclerotized with ventral serration (1).

Larva

20. Body form elongate (0); circular (1).

21. Sectasetae conŽned to body margin, if present on dorsum then small in size (0); large,

present marginally and dorsally (1).

22. Simple setae on dorsum indistinct (0); distinct (1).

23. Antennal segment 2 without sectasetae (0); with (1).

24. Thoracic dorsal sclerites not fused to forewing pads (0); fused (1).

25. Humeral lobe of forewing pad absent (0); present (1).

26. Marginal sectasetae on caudal plate not or on shallow tubercles (0); on large tubercles

(1).

27. Anus terminal (0); ventral (1).

28. Outer circumanal ring with a single row of pores (0); with one row laterally expanded with multipores (1).

Diclidophlebia dahli   0000000000000000000 marginata   0000001010101110110 abutili   000000100000012?110 martini   1111?10001100001001 ambigua   1111?10001100001001 mathuri   1110?00000100001001 artocarpae   0000001010100010110 medleri   00?0001000000120110 bifasciata   0000101110100110110 minuta   111???000?1000??0?1 boehmeriae   00000010101011101?0 muiri   0000101010101110110 boxi   00?0001000000120110 muta   0000001010101110110 brendelli   00100000010101001?0 oceanica   0000001010101110110 brevicephala   1111?10001100001001 palawanensis   0000001010101110110 calcarata   0000001010100010100 papuana   0000101010101110110 chonchaiensis   0000101110100110110 phalaki   00001011101001?01?0 curvata   0000000010100000100 polaszeki   0000001010101110110 dayak   0000101010101110110 psylloptera   0000101010101110110 distincta   0000101010101100110 pterospermi   1111?10001100001001 elegans   0111?10000110100100 robusta   1111?10001100001001 gossypii   0010001000000120110 russellae   001??0?0001101?01?0 hollisi   0000001000000120110 sauteri   0000101010101110110 insolita   0010001000000101110 setifera   0000001010101110110 javanica   0000001010100010110 similis   0000001010100010110 kleinho   Žae 0111?00000110100100 sinuata   0000001000000120110 lienhardi   0001000000000100110 stephaniella   1110?00001100001??1 lii   1110?00000100001001 stigmaticalis   00000010101011?0110 longiantennata   0000101010101110110 sulawesiana   1111?10001100001001 lucida   0000001000000???110 trematos   0000101010101110110 macrochaetis   0000101010101110110 urenae   0000001000000120110 maculipennis   0000001010101110110 wilderi   0000000010100010100 Diclidophlebia dahli   0000000000000000000?100011?000 abutili   000000100000012?11001100100100 artocarpae   000000101010001011010110111000 bifasciata   000010111010011011011100102000 boehmeriae   00000010101011101?011100100000 brevicephala   1111? 1000110000100101001010011 chonchaiensis   000010111010011011011100102000 curvata   000000001010000010011110102010 dayak   000010101010111011011100100000 gossypii   001000100000012011001100100100 insolita   001000100000010111001100100100 javanica   000000101010001011010110111000 kleinho   Žae 0111? 0000011010010011100100000 maculipennis   000000101010111011010100103000 mathuri   1110?00000100001001?1101?00001 palawanensis   000000101010111011011100100000 phalaki   00001011101001?01?011100102000 polaszeki   000000101010111011011100100000 psylloptera   000010101010111011011100100000 pterospermi   1111? 1000110000100101001010011 robusta   1111? 1000110000100101001010011 russellae   001??0?0001101?01?0111?0100?00 setifera   000000101010111011011100100000 sulawesiana   1111? 1000110000100101001010011 urenae   000000100000012011001100100100

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

NHMB

Natural History Museum Bucharest

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Liviidae

Genus

Paurocephala