Paurocephala javanica, 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: 1957-1958

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Paurocephala javanica

sp. n.

Paurocephala javanica   sp. n.

(Žgures 13E, 14E, 15E, K, 16E, 40)

Description. Species of the wilderi   type.

Adult: head orange to brown; vertex covered by long setae. Clypeus yellow to light brown. Antenna brown, segments 1–3 yellow; segment 9 without a basal long seta. Thorax orange to brown and covered by long setae dorsally, brown laterally and ventrally. Metascutellar horn small, blunt apically. Forewing transparent to light brown; veins brown; pterostigma white. Forewing with long setae on veins (vein Rs with 16–19 setae); Rs vein curved throughout. Surface spinules present in all cells of forewing, reduced in c1 sc; radular spinules present in m2, reduced in cu1. Legs yellow to brown, tarsal segments darker. Meracanthus long, straight laterally, rounded apically. Abdomen including genitalia, brown. Male paramere long, almost straight posteriorly, widest in the middle and tapering towards apex, few short setae posteriorly visible from lateral view; inner surface with a row of long stout setae conŽned posteriorly in basal third. Measurements and ratios as in table 2A–C.

Fifth instar larva: colour unknown. Antenna 3-segmented, agellum indistinctly subdivided; segments 1 and 2 without sectasetae, agellum with Žve sectasetae grouped in 2, 2 and 1. Dorsal sclerites covered by sectasetae as large as marginal ones and few short simple setae. Forewing pad with six to eight sectasetae and one or two short simple setae marginally; humeral lobe lacking. Caudal plate rounded marginally; sectasetae present dorsally and marginally with a few short simple setae. Arolium triangular and petiolate, expanded basally. Anus terminal, outer circumanal ring with one or two rows of pores, subdivided at irregular intervals. Measurements and ratios as in table 3.

Host plants. Ficus sp.   ( Moraceae   ).

Distribution. Indonesia (Java).

Material examined. HOLOTYPE, Indonesia: Java, Bogor, November 1986, Ficus sp.   , ant tended ( Camponotus sp.   ) (M. R. Wilson) (BMNH). Dry mounted.

PARATYPES. Indonesia: 7, 8 and 4 larvae, same data as holotype; 1, 1, Cibulan , ca 700 m, 16 April 1959 (B. Pisarski and J. Proszyriski) ( BMNH, NHMB). Dry and slide mounted   .

Comments. P. javanica   sp. n. is distinguished from other species of the wilderi   type by the transluscent forewings.


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