Paurocephala lucida, 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: 1960-1961

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222930110048909

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5306025

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0381D35D-FFC5-FFB2-DDF7-FA36FBDF1671

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Paurocephala lucida
status

sp. n.

Paurocephala lucida   sp. n.

(Žgures 5D, H, I)

Description. Species of the gossypii   type.

Adult: head yellow; vertex covered by inconspicuous setae. Clypeus brown. Antenna yellow, apical half of segment 8 and entire segments 9 and 10 brown; segment 9 without a long basal seta. Thorax yellow and covered by inconspicuous setae dorsally, brown laterally and ventrally. Metascutellar horn small, blunt apically. Forewing transparent; veins yellow, apically light brown to forewing margin, central part of vein A brown; pterostigma yellow. Forewing with inconspicuous setae on veins (vein Rs with 23–25 setae); Rs vein strongly curved at apical third. Surface spinules sparse, present in distal parts of cells m1, m2 and cu1 and throughout cu2; radular spinules lacking. Legs including tarsal segments, yellow to brown. Meracanthus short, laterally curved, rounded apically. Abdomen, including genitalia, brown. Male unknown. Measurements and ratios as in table 2A–C.

Fifth instar larva: unknown.

Host plants. The material was collected on owers of Discopodium penninervium   ( Solanaceae   ), an unlikely host.

Distribution. Ethiopia.

Material examined. HOLOTYPE and PARATYPE, Ethiopia: Simien Mountains (W Mai Shaha valley), ca 9000 ft, 14 December 1952, owers of Discopodium penninverium (Hugh Scott) (BMNH)   . Dry and slide mounted   .

Comments. P. lucida   sp. n. is distinguished from the other species of the gossypii   type by stout setae present on the Žrst three visible abdominal tergites laterally.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Liviidae

Genus

Paurocephala