Paurocephala similis, 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: 1974

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Paurocephala similis

sp. n.

Paurocephala similis   sp. n.

(Žgures 13A, 14A, 15A, G, 16A)

Description. Species of the wilderi   type.

Adult: head brown; vertex covered by inconspicuous setae. Antenna brown, segments 1–3 and basal half of segment 4 yellow; segment 9 without a long basal seta. Thorax brown with light yellow markings along body axis and covered by short setae dorsally, brown laterally and ventrally. Metascutellar horn small, blunt apically. Forewing transparent to light yellow; veins light brown; pterostigma white. Forewing with inconspicuous setae on veins (vein Rs with 14–17 setae); Rs vein marginally curved in apical third. Surface spinules absent or conŽned to cell cu1 and apex of m1 and m2; radular spinules present in m2, reduced in cu1. Legs yellow, tarsal segments brown. Meracanthus long, straight laterally, rounded apically. Abdominal tergites brown, sternites white, genitalia yellow. Male paramere long and S-shaped, widest basally, few short setae posteriorly visible from lateral view; inner surface with a row of four to six stout setae in basal half posteriorly. Measurements and ratios as in table 2A–C.

Fifth instar larva: unknown.

Host plants. Unknown.

Distribution. Indonesia (Sulawesi).

Material examined. HOLOTYPE, Indonesia: Sulawesi, Sulawesi Utara, Dumoga- Bone N. P., ca 190 m, 9–16 May 1985 (J. S. Noyes) ( BMNH). Dry mounted.  

PARATYPES. Indonesia: 2, 12, same data as holotype ( BMNH, NHMB). Dry and slide mounted   .

Comments. P. similis   sp. n. is distinguished from the other species of the wilderi   type by the paramere which is S-shaped in proŽle.


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