Aleuroctarthrus destructor (Mackie)

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: 53

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Aleuroctarthrus destructor (Mackie)
status

comb. nov.

Aleuroctarthrus destructor (Mackie)   comb. nov.

(Figs 90–93)

Aleurodicus destructor Mackie, 1912: 142   . Neotype, Philippines [designated by Martin, 1999: 17, USNM, examined]. Aleurodes albofloccosa Froggatt, 1918: 436   . Lectotype puparium, Australia [designated by Martin, 1999: 17, USNM,

examined]. Synonymised by Dumbleton, 1956: 160.

DISTRIBUTION. Oriental Region – Thailand; Austro-oriental Region – Brunei, West Malaysia, New Britain, New Guinea, Philippines, Sarawak, Solomon Is, Sulawesi; Australia - NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, WA.

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

COMMENTS. As the only included species, the generic diagnosis given above serves to provide all the salient characters for A. destructor   . The presence in puparia of six pairs of very large ring-shaped abdominal compound pores, which most often appear to be devoid of axial processes, combined with only a single pair of stout lingular setae, renders A. destructor   immediately recognisable. The presence of eight-segmented antennae in adults is apparently unique to A. destructor   , but see discussion of Palaealeurodicus indicus   , above and on p. 50.

Despite its name, A. destructor   seems only rarely to cause problems for agriculturalists, and it has not been submitted to BMNH for identification for over 20 years. A single puparium, sent to BMNH from Liverpool Garden Festival in 1984, and stated to have been collected on Olea   from Spain, is regarded as having erroneous data.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aleyrodidae

Genus

Aleuroctarthrus

Loc

Aleuroctarthrus destructor (Mackie)

Martin, Jon H. 2008
2008
Loc

Aleurodicus destructor

Froggatt, W. W. 1918: 436
Mackie, D. B. 1912: 142
1912