Palaealeurodicus antidesmae (Corbett)

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: 47

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5127300

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0397F771-CE08-FFD7-FF6B-C318FB04FBA4

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Palaealeurodicus antidesmae (Corbett)
status

comb. nov.

Palaealeurodicus antidesmae (Corbett)   comb. nov.

( Fig. 76 View FIGURES 73–76 )

Aleurodicus antidesmae Corbett, 1926: 267   . Holotype puparium, Sri Lanka [presumed lost].

DISTRIBUTION. Oriental Region – Sri Lanka.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. 1 first-instar nymph, Ceylon, Pundaluoya, on Antidesma bunius   ( Euphorbiaceae   ) (E. E. Green) ( BMNH).

COMMENTS. This species was described from a solitary specimen but this holotype, collected by E. E. Green and illustrated by Corbett ( Fig. 76 View FIGURES 73–76 ), has not been present in the BMNH collection for at least 30 years (author’s personal observation). An examination of residual leaf material from the original sample, in the BMNH dry collection, resulted in the discovery of a first-instar crawler which almost certainly belongs to the same species and is now the sole known specimen. As described, with only four abdominal pairs of compound pores, puparia of P. antidesmae   should be immediately recognisable if collected again.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aleyrodidae

Genus

Palaealeurodicus

Loc

Palaealeurodicus antidesmae (Corbett)

Martin, Jon H. 2008
2008
Loc

Aleurodicus antidesmae

Corbett, G. H. 1926: 267
1926