Aleurodicus neglectus Quaintance & Baker

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

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Aleurodicus neglectus Quaintance & Baker
status

 

Aleurodicus neglectus Quaintance & Baker  

(Fig. 59)

Aleurodicus neglectus Quaintance & Baker, 1913: 63   . Lectotype puparium here designated, Guyana [BMNH]. Aleurodicus flumineus Hempel, 1918: 211   . Syntypes, Brazil [BMNH, USNM, examined]. Synonymised by Bondar,

1923: 61.

DISTRIBUTION. Neotropical Region – Barbados, Brazil, Guyana, Trinidad.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. Type material of A. neglectus   detailed and discussed below ( BMNH, USNM); 7 puparia, syntypes of A. flumineus Hempel   , Brazil, Rio de Janeiro State, on Moquilea tomentosa   , i.1916 (Moura via Costa Lima, USNM #10075) ( BMNH ex-USNM, B.M.1998-131); puparia with the following country / host combinations – Barbados: Annona   ; Brazil: Moquilea   , Eriotheca   ; Guyana: Ceiba, Vismia   , Tetracera   , Coussapoa   ; Trinidad: Annona   , Cocos (BMNH)   .

COMMENTS. A. neglectus   was described from a mixture of material from several hosts in Brazil, Guyana and Trinidad. Syntypic material of A. neglectus   available to the author comprised one USNM slide with only a forewing [guava, Brazil, 1882, Koebele, no. 3160], one USNM slide containing 4 much-distorted postemergence pupal cases [ Annona reticulata   , Trinidad, 28.ix.(18)96, 2/3166], and a series of BMNH slides from Guyana [ Annona squamosa   , Demerara, Sept. 1892, no.126 BWIs 112, ex- Newstead collection]. The BMNH Demerara slides are mostly preparations of adults, but one slide contains post-emergence pupal cases of which one is in good condition and displays most characters well: this best specimen has been here designated the lectotype and is clearly indicated on its slide.

A. neglectus   and A. magnificus   are extremely similar and together form a small species-group. They may be distinguished by use of the key to species, couplets 4 & 5 (p. 16), figures 58 and 59, and comments on A. magnificus   (p. 35).

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aleyrodidae

Genus

Aleurodicus

Loc

Aleurodicus neglectus Quaintance & Baker

Martin, Jon H. 2008
2008
Loc

Aleurodicus neglectus

Hempel, A. 1918: 211
Quaintance, A. L. & Baker, A. C. 1913: 63
1913