Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin

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: 41

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5127278

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scientific name

Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin
status

 

Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin  

(Figs 12, 14–16, 32)

Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin, 2004: 29   View Cited Treatment . Holotype puparium, Belize [BMNH, examined].

DISTRIBUTION. Neotropical Region – Belize, Guatemala, Mexico.

MATERIAL EXAMINED. Type material as detailed in description, Belize, Mexico ( BMNH, USNM); non-type material – 2 puparia, 3 adult females, Guatemala, on palm, 18.iii.1913 (E. Bethel / Quaintance #8826) ( USNM); several samples, Mexico, on Caryocar amygdaliferon   , Cocos nucifera, Melia   sp, Musa sp.   , Persea americana   and Psidium guajava   , various dates and collectors ( USNM).

COMMENTS. The lingular apex of this species is atypical for Aleurodicus   , being narrowly acute, its 4 setae situated very close to the apex (Fig. 16). The subtle reticulate patterning of the cuticle in the cephalothorax and abdominal subdorsum (Figs 14, 15), seen in many specimens, is also unusual as is the sometimes extensive dark, cloudy cuticular pigmentation seen in some individual puparia. A. rugioperculatus   is most similar to A. niveus   (also described from Belize) and may be distinguished from it by use of the key to species of Aleurodicus   , couplets 30-31, p. 19.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aleyrodidae

Genus

Aleurodicus

Loc

Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin

Martin, Jon H. 2008
2008
Loc

Aleurodicus rugioperculatus

Martin, J. H. 2004: 29
2004