Aleurodicus inversus 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: 32-33

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Aleurodicus inversus Martin
status

 

Aleurodicus inversus Martin  

( Figs 5 View FIGURES 5–8 , 23, 24)

Aleurodicus inversus Martin, 2004: 22   View Cited Treatment . Holotype puparium, Belize [BMNH, examined].

DISTRIBUTION. Neotropical Region – Belize. MATERIAL EXAMINED. Type material listed in description, Belize ( BMNH, USNM)   .

COMMENTS. The puparial characters of A. inversus   indicate that it is a close relative of A. dugesii Cockerell   , sharing the characters of a submarginal zone of wide-rimmed and double-rimmed simple pores, the arrangement of its six pairs of abdominal compound pores, and submedian area having only sparse septate and minute bright pores. However, A. inversus   is immediately distinguished by the zone of wide-rimmed pores occupying the subdorsum as well as the submargin (encompassing abdominal compound pore pairs 1–4), by the pronounced lobulate inner margin of this zone (Fig. 23), and by the presence of septate double-rimmed pores mesal to abdominal compound pore pairs 1–4 and between the 4th and 5th/6th pairs of abdominal compound pores; in contrast, the wide-rimmed pores in A. dugesii   are not obviously septate, and are only present in the submargin (Fig. 22). The possession of a broad zone of wide-rimmed pores and a submarginal row of double-rimmed septate pores by A. inversus   also indicates similarity to the spiralling whitefly, A. dispersus Russell   , but A. dispersus   has only 4 pairs of abdominal compound pores (all large), its double-rimmed septate pores are notched rather than septate, these are in a single outer submarginal row only, and its submedian area is very densely provided with smaller notched pores, in contrast to the sparse submedian septate pores in A. inversus   .

All the recorded host plants for A. inversus   are woody forest vines in Belize, and this whitefly species displays a clear preference for such plants.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aleyrodidae

Genus

Aleurodicus

Loc

Aleurodicus inversus Martin

Martin, Jon H. 2008
2008
Loc

Aleurodicus inversus

Martin, J. H. 2004: 22
2004