Palaealeurodicus wallaceus (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: 51

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5127316

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0397F771-CE14-FFCB-FF6B-C2ADFB3EF96F

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scientific name

Palaealeurodicus wallaceus (Martin)
status

comb. nov.

Palaealeurodicus wallaceus (Martin)   comb. nov.

(Fig. 82)

Aleurodicus wallaceus Martin, 1988: 59   . Holotype puparium, Sulawesi [BMNH, examined].

DISTRIBUTION. Austro-oriental Region – Brunei, Sarawak, Sulawesi.

MATERIAL EXAMINED (all BMNH). Holotype puparium and 30 paratype puparia, Indonesia, Sulawesi Utara, Danau Mooat, near Kotamobagu, on Persea americana   ( Lauraceae   ), 23.iii.1985 (Martin); puparia & third-instar nymphs, Brunei, Belait District, Penanjong army base, on undetermined host, 03.iii.1989 (Martin); 1 puparium, East Malaysia, Sarawak, Gunung Mulu National Park, Long Pala base camp, on Annonaceae   , 27.vi.1978 (Eastop).

COMMENTS. P. wallaceus   was originally discovered feeding on an avocado tree in Sulawesi. Although avocado is a neotropical plant introduced into Asia, this whitefly is immediately recognisable as a member of the old-world group of species that were then accommodated in Aleurodicus   . A single puparium was collected in Sarawak as part of the Royal Geographical Society’s expedition to Gunung Mulu (1977-1978), and the author has since also collected material in Brunei.

This species differs from P. holmesii   principally in the characteristics of the marginal teeth, and may also be distinguished from the other species of Palaealeurodicus   by use of the key, pp. 46, 47.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aleyrodidae

Genus

Palaealeurodicus

Loc

Palaealeurodicus wallaceus (Martin)

Martin, Jon H. 2008
2008
Loc

Aleurodicus wallaceus

Martin, J. H. 1988: 59
1988