Paurocephala medleri, 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: 1964-1965

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930110048909

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0381D35D-FFC1-FFB6-DDEF-FB91FF0C14F0

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Felipe

scientific name

Paurocephala medleri
status

sp. n.

Paurocephala medleri   sp. n.

(Žgures 6D, I, 8B, D, F, N)

Description. Species of the gossypii   type.

Adult: head orange; vertex covered by inconspicuous setae. Clypeus yellow. Antenna yellow, apical third of segment 8 and entire segments 9 and 10 brown; segment 9 without a long basal seta. Thorax orange and covered by inconspicuous setae dorsally, yellow laterally and ventrally. Metascutellar horn small, blunt apically. Forewing including pterostigma transparent; veins yellow to brown, apically light brown to forewing margin, central part of vein A brown. Forewing with inconspicuous setae on veins (vein Rs with 10–12 setae); Rs vein marginally curved in apical third. Surface spinules sparse, conŽned to cells in apical half of forewing and in cell cu2; radular spinules lacking. Legs including tarsal segments, yellow. Meracanthus small, curved laterally, rounded apically. Abdomen, including genitalia, yellow to orange. Male paramere straight posteriorly, widest in the middle, tapering and pointed apically, few short setae posteriorly visible from lateral view; inner surface with Žve or six peg-like setae in basal half. Measurements and ratios as in table 2A–C.

Fifth instar larva: unknown.

Host plants. Unknown.

Distribution. Nigeria.

Material examined. HOLOTYPE, Nigeria: Ife , 29 December 1970 (J. T. Medler) ( BMNH). Dry mounted.  

PARATYPES. Nigeria: 1, 1, same data as holotype but 10 July 1969 ( BMNH). Comments. Similar to P. boxi   sp. n. from which it diVers in the shape of the genitalia   .

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Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Liviidae

Genus

Paurocephala