Aleurodicus mirabilis (Cockerell)

Martin, Jon H., 2008, A revision of Aleurodicus Douglas (Sternorrhyncha, Aleyrodidae), with two new genera proposed for palaeotropical natives and an identification guide to world genera of Aleurodicinae, Zootaxa 1835 (1), pp. 1-100: 36

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1835.1.1

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scientific name

Aleurodicus mirabilis (Cockerell)
status

 

Aleurodicus mirabilis (Cockerell)   , revived combination

( Figs 70 View FIGURE 70 , 128, 130, 143, 144)

Aleurodes mirabilis Cockerell, 1898: 225   . Syntypes, Mexico [USNM, not examined].

Aleurodicus mirabilis (Cockerell) Cockerell, 1899: 360   .

Aleurodicus (Lecanoideus) giganteus Quaintance & Baker, 1913: 70   . Syntypes, Brazil [USNM, not examined]. [Synonymised by Martin, 2004: 18]

Lecanoideus mirabilis (Cockerell) Mound & Halsey, 1978: 243   .

DISTRIBUTION. Neotropical Region – Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Trinidad.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. Samples from all countries listed above ( BMNH).

COMMENTS. Lecanoideus   is here regarded as a junior synonym of Aleurodicus   for reasons discussed on p. 15. The decision to regard L. giganteus   as a junior synonym of L. mirabilis   was based upon an examination of syntype material at USNM by Steve Nakahara (personal communication), and was discussed by Martin (2004).

The immature stages of A. mirabilis   secrete particularly thickly flocculent waxy material (Fig. 143) that can obscure the adults completely unless lifted clear (Fig. 144), and colonies frequently line major leaf veins (Fig. 128), a characteristic also seen in A. floccissimus   , and in A. magnificus   (see above). A. mirabilis   differs from A. floccissimus   as detailed in key couplet 23 (p. 18) and figures 69 and 70. Adults leave particularly broad, white, trails under leaves whilst ovipositing (Fig. 130).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aleyrodidae

Genus

Aleurodicus

Loc

Aleurodicus mirabilis (Cockerell)

Martin, Jon H. 2008
2008
Loc

Lecanoideus mirabilis (Cockerell)

Mound, L. A. & Halsey, S. H. 1978: 243
1978
Loc

Aleurodicus (Lecanoideus) giganteus

Martin, J. H. 2004: 18
Quaintance, A. L. & Baker, A. C. 1913: 70
1913
Loc

Aleurodicus mirabilis

Cockerell, T. D. 1899: 360
1899
Loc

Aleurodes mirabilis

Cockerell, T. D. A. 1898: 225
1898