Calophya Löw, 1879

Rendón-Mera, Diana Isabel, Serna, Francisco & Burckhardt, Daniel, 2017, Generic synopsis of the jumping plant-lice (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Psylloidea) from Colombia, Zootaxa 4350 (3) : -

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4350.3.2

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6016461

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C987CF-1A44-4F14-73D5-FBC6EEBEF817

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scientific name

Calophya Löw
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Calophya Löw

( Figs 22, 23 View FIGURES 10 – 27 , 71 View FIGURES 71 – 76. 71 , 81 View FIGURES 81 – 83 )

Diagnosis: Head a little wider than mesonotum, with posterior margin slightly concave; genal processes often present, of variable size and shape ( Fig. 22 View FIGURES 10 – 27 ); genae with a prominent basal swelling below the eye ( Fig. 23 View FIGURES 10 – 27 , arrow). Antennae short, about as long as head width; sometimes with less than 10 segments; segment 3 always the longest; terminal setae usually much longer than segment 10. Forewing of variable shape; pterostigma present but may be very narrow; costal break present; cell cu1 large, m1 small; anal break in distance of apex of Cu1b. Meracanthus short, pointed and straight; metatibia without genual spine and 1+(2–5) apical spurs; metabasitarsus without apical spurs.

Biology and damage: Immatures of Calophya schini induce pit galls on leaves, shoots and buds of Schinus molle ( Anacardiaceae ) ( Fig. 71 View FIGURES 71 – 76. 71 ). High infestation produces tissue deformation due to elevated number of galls, which may result in premature defoliation and dessication of branches ( Pinzón & González 2002).

Host-plants: Sapindales ; one species on Fouquieria ( Fouquieriaceae, Violales ) and one perhaps associated with Phoradendron ( Santalaceae , Santalales ) ( Burckhardt & Basset 2000; Mendez et al. 2016).

Distribution: Cosmopolitan except for Afrotropical and west Palaearctic regions ( Burckhardt & Basset 2000).— Colombia: Calophya schini ( Pinzón & González 2002) .

Examined material: Calophya schini : Cundinamarca: 6 (male, female), Bogotá, Univ. Nal. Col., 4°63'N, 74°08'W, 2603 m, 29-Jan-2014, Schinus molle (R. Simbaqueba) , UNAB 1374; 4 (male, female), Bogotá, Univ. Nal. Col., 4°38.302’N, 74°5.177'W, 2624 m, 5-Feb-2015, Schinus molle (J. Díaz) , UNAB 1374; 1 (male), Bogotá, Univ. Nal. Col., 4°38'N, 74°05'W, 2603 m, 21-Aug-2012 (L. Zubieta), UNAB 1374.— Calophya sp.: Magdalena: 1 (male), PNN Tayrona: Pueblito, 11°20’N, 74°2’W, 225 m, 26-Oct–22-Nov-2000, Malaise (R. Henriquez) IAvH-E- 161385.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Calophyidae