Mitrapsylla villosi, Rendón-Mera & Burckhardt & Cavichioli & Queiroz, 2020

Rendón-Mera, Diana Isabel, Burckhardt, Daniel, Cavichioli, Rodney R. & Queiroz, Dalva L., 2020, Taxonomy and host-plant relationships of the psyllid genus Mitrapsylla (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Psyllidae) in Brazil, Zootaxa 4887 (1), pp. 1-100 : 89-90

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4887.1.1

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4338465

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A687A2-870C-FFCA-58C7-C040FED4FBDC

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Plazi

scientific name

Mitrapsylla villosi
status

sp. nov.

Mitrapsylla villosi sp. nov.

( Figs 131 View FIGURES 123–132 , 161 View FIGURES 148–162 , 191 View FIGURES 183–192 , 277 View FIGURES 274–282 ‾279, 311, 341, 371, 380)

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Material examined. Holotype ♁, Brazil: Mato Grosso do Sul, Jardim , near BR267 , -21.4500, -55.7917, 380–440 m, 18–20.xi.2012, Cerrado edge along unpaved road, gallery forest along river, single trees in field, Machaerium villosum (D. Burckhardt & D.L. Queiroz) , #76(8) ( DZUP 215438 View Materials , dry). GoogleMaps

Paratypes. Mato Grosso do Sul: 42 ♁, 40 ♀, 9 immatures, same data as holotype (D. Burckhardt & D.L. Queiroz), #76(8) ( DZUP, NHMB, dry, slide mounted, 70% ethanol); 28 GoogleMaps ♁, 25 ♀, Rochedo, MS 080, -19.9683, -54.6500, 350 m, 15.xi.2012, Cerrado, Acacia mearnsii (D. Burckhardt & D.L. Queiroz) , #73(2) ( NHMB, slide mounted, 70% ethanol) GoogleMaps .

Diagnosis. Surface spinules fully covering cells m 1, m 2, and cu 1 (sometimes restricted to radular areas). Paramere, in lateral view, clavate, strongly expanded apically; anterior margin expanding dorsally and anteriorly in apical third; apex strongly indented in anterior third, with sclerotised ridge in posterior half; in dorsal view, sclerotised ridge slightly sinuous, bearing posterior tooth. Aedeagus complex unipartite; in lateral view, ventral process with apical expansion larger than dorsal lobe.

Description. Colouration. Body with white striped-pattern; variation: vertex with stripe along posterior margin weak when present; mesopraescutum with lateral stripes fused to lateral spots on posterior margin; metascutellum almost entirely lighter than rest of thorax; mesoepisternum with markings usually inconspicuous; older specimens with markings with dark outline. Head and thorax pale yellow, yellowish-orange, yellowish-brown; genal process slightly lighter than head. Eye grey to dark red; ocelli colourless to orange. Antenna light yellowish-brown, segments 1–2 concolorous with head. Clypeus concolorous with head, slightly lighter medially and slightly darker along edges; rostrum light yellow. Thorax with margins of sclerites slightly darker. Forewing colourless to yellowish, yellow around Cu 1b and sometimes slightly around M 1+2, M 3+4 and Cu 1a; veins yellow; pterostigma concolorous or slightly lighter than veins. Hindwing colourless. Fore- and midleg dark yellow, hindleg light yellow. Abdomen light straw-coloured, pale yellow to light yellowish-brown; intersegmental membranes light straw-coloured; spiracular sclerites concolorous with tergites. Male terminalia irregularly light to dark yellow. Female terminalia irregularly light to dark yellow, proctiger darker apically.

Structure. Body length ♁ 2.2–2.5 mm (2.35± 0.1 mm), ♀ 2.3–2.6 mm (2.48± 0.13 mm) (5 ♁, 5 ♀). Genal process ( Fig. 161 View FIGURES 148–162 ) expanded or subconical, irregularly narrowing towards acute, subacute or narrowly rounded apex, 0.6 times as long as vertex along midline. Antenna 2.2–2.5 times as long as head width; longest terminal seta about as long as segment 10. Apical labium segment 0.2 times longer than head width and 0.7–0.8 times longer than median segment. Forewing ( Fig. 191 View FIGURES 183–192 ) 2.8–2.9 times as long as head width, 2.3 times as long as wide, obovoid, slightly narrowly or broadly rounded apically; vein M+Cu 1 0.3–0.4 times as long as Cu 1; ratio a/b 1.4–1.7; ratio c/d 0.7–0.8; ratio e/f 0.5–1.0. Surface spinules distinctly ( Fig. 38 View FIGURES 38–43 ) to moderately ( Fig. 39 View FIGURES 38–43 ) spaced, forming rhomboids; covering apical half of cell r 1, apical half or third of cell r 2, fully covering cells m 1, m 2, and cu 1 (sometimes restricted to radular areas), m 2 basally, and most of cell cu 2; leaving spinule-free spaces along veins ( Fig. 42 View FIGURES 38–43 ). Radular spinules sometimes present in r 2 but inconspicuous. Metatibia 0.6–0.8 times as long as head width.

Terminalia. Male. Proctiger, in lateral view, 0.4 times as long as head width; with long, weakly tapered, weakly down-curved posterior lobe. Paramere, in lateral view ( Figs 277 View FIGURES 274–282 ‾279) 0.7–0.8 times as long as proctiger; clavate, strongly expanded apically; anterior margin expanding dorsally and anteriorly in apical third, irregularly concave basally; posterior margin strongly expanding in apical third or quarter, slightly concave subapically, weakly convex in basal half; apex strongly indented in anterior third, with sclerotised ridge in posterior half ( Fig. 278 View FIGURES 274–282 ); inner surface ( Fig. 278 View FIGURES 274–282 ) covered with short setae, longer basally and along posterior margin, with row of thick setae along apical anterior margin, several thick setae below sclerotised ridge, and group of stout setae on apical posterior margin; in dorsal view ( Fig. 311 View FIGURES 283–312 ), sclerotised ridge slightly sinuous, bearing posterior tooth. Aedeagus ( Fig. 279 View FIGURES 274–282 ) complex unipartite; in lateral view, dorsal lobe subtriangular; ventral process weakly to strongly upturned, with apical expansion larger than dorsal lobe, irregularly oval, slightly angulate at apex, bearing long, conical tubercle.—Female ( Fig. 341 View FIGURES 337–342 ). Proctiger, in lateral view, 0.9 times as long as head width; dorsal outline moderately to strongly concave distal to circumanal ring, apical extension sinuous, apex slightly to moderately upturned, smoothly transversally truncate to strongly obliquely truncate; circumanal ring 0.3 times as long as proctiger. Subgenital plate, in lateral view, 0.5–0.6 times as long as proctiger; apex well-developed; basal half of ventral outline strongly expanded, apical half almost straight to slightly convex; covered with medium long setae in median third and ventrally throughout, short setae in apical third, long setae at apex, and group of long setae on dorsum subapically, with seta-free patch subapically; in ventral view ( Fig. 371 View FIGURES 363–372 ), lateral margins evenly, strongly narrowing at apical third towards narrow, acutely rounded apex.

Measurements (in mm) (3 ♁, 2 ♀). HW ♁ 0.57–0.62 (0.60±0.02), ♀ 0.64–0.68 (0.66±0.03); AL ♁ 1.34–1.53 (1.42±0.1), ♀ 1.43–1.58 (1.50±0.11); LAB2 ♁ 0.15, ♀ 0.15–0.16 (0.15±0.01); LAB3 ♁ 0.11–0.12 (0.11±0.01), ♀ 0.12; FL ♁ 1.61–1.71 (1.67±0.05), ♀ 1.87–1.92 (1.89±0.04); TL ♁ 0.42–0.46 (0.44±0.02), ♀ 0.43–0.44 (0.43±0.01); MP 0.23–0.26 (0.24±0.01); PL 0.18–0.19 (0.18±0.01); DL 0.26–0.27 (0.26±0.01); FP 0.56–0.58 (0.57±0.02).

Etymology. Named after its host-plant specific epithet, Machaerium villosum .

Distribution. Brazil: Mato Grosso do Sul.

Host-plant. Machaerium villosum Vogel (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae , Aeschynomeneae).

Habitat. Cerrado, gallery forest.

Comments. Mitrapsylla villosi sp. nov. resembles M. cujabensis sp. nov., M. itaparica (Crawford) and M. soror sp. nov. (see comments under each species).

DZUP

Universidade Federal do Parana, Colecao de Entomologia Pe. Jesus Santiago Moure

NHMB

Natural History Museum Bucharest

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Psyllidae

Genus

Mitrapsylla