Paurocephala longiantennata, 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

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Paurocephala longiantennata

sp. n.

Paurocephala longiantennata   sp. n.

(Žgures 17B, 18B, 19B, J, 20B)

Description. Species of the psylloptera   type.

Adult: head brown with two small yellow spots on either side of vertex towards lateral ocelli; vertex covered by long setae. Clypeus brown. Antenna brown, segments 1–3 and basal half of segment 4 yellow; segment 9 with a long seta in basal quarter. Thorax brown (in females with yellow stripes along body axis) and covered by long setae dorsally, light to dark brown laterally and ventrally. Metascutellar horn small, pointed apically and directed posteriorly. Forewing transparent; veins brown; pterostigma brown. Forewing with short setae on veins (vein Rs with 17–20 setae); Rs vein strongly curved in the middle. Surface spinules conŽned to cells cu1, apex of m1 and m2; radular spinules present in m2, reduced in cu1. Legs yellow to brown, tarsal segments darker. Meracanthus long, curved laterally, pointed apically. Abdomen, including genitalia, brown. Male paramere long, apical Žfth marginally directed posteriorly, widest basally and apically rounded, few short setae posteriorly visible from lateral view; inner surface with two hooks apically, a row of stout setae conŽned in basal two-thirds. Measurements and ratios as in table 2A–C.

Fifth instar larva: unknown.

Host plants. Unknown.

Distribution. Papua New Guinea.

Material examined. Papua New Guinea: HOLOTYPE, Mafulu , 4000 ft, January 1934 (L. E. Cheesman) ( BMNH). Dry mounted.  

PARATYPE. Papua New Guinea: 1, same data as holotype; 3, 3, NE New Guinea, Sakalang , Salawaket, September 1956 (E. J. Ford, Jr) ( BMNH, BPBM, NHMB). Dry and slide mounted   .

Comments. P. longiantennata   sp. n. is similar to P. maculipennis Uichanco   from which is distinguished by the larger body dimensions, longer antennae and the larger number of stout setae on inner face of paramere.


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