Mitrapsylla fumipennis,

Burckhardt, Daniel & Queiroz, Dalva L., 2020, Neotropical jumping plant-lice (Hemiptera, Psylloidea) associated with plants of the tribe Detarieae (Leguminosae, Detarioideae), Zootaxa 4733 (1), pp. 1-73: 42-43

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Mitrapsylla fumipennis

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Mitrapsylla fumipennis  sp. nov.

( Figs 115, 124View FIGURES 111–133, 146, 147View FIGURES 134–156, 161View FIGURES 157–167, 170, 171View FIGURES 168–174)


Material examined. Holotype ♂, Brazil: MG, between Presidente Olegario and Lagamar, -18.3412 -46.4964, 950 m, 12.vii.2012, scrub along road, Copaifera oblongifolia (D. Burckhardt & D.L. Queiroz)  #39(1) ( MZSP, dry mounted).GoogleMaps 

Paratypes. Brazil: GO: 12 ♂, 15 ♀, 29 immatures, São João da Alliança, -14.7174 -47.5263, 1030 m, 18.ii.2018, Copaifera langsdorffii  , isolated trees (D. Burckhardt & D.L. Queiroz) #271(1) ( NHMB, dry and slide mounted, in 70% ethanol).— MG: 5 ♂, 1 ♀, Uberlândia, Panga, -19.1837 –48.3961, 810 m, 8.ii.2018, Copaifera langsdorffii  , cerrado (D. Burckhardt & D.L. Queiroz) #261(6) ( NHMB, in 70% ethanol); 1 ♀, Coromandel, Fazenda Laje, -18.5677 -46.9034, 1060 m, 5.iii.2014, Copaifera langsdorffii (D.L. Queiroz)  #606(2) ( NHMB, in 70% ethanol); 1 ♀, same but -18.6304 -46.6211, 1070 m, 6.iii.2014 (D.L. Queiroz) #609(-) ( NHMB, in 70% ethanol); 1 ♀, same but -18.5610 -46.9020, 1060 m, 12.ii.2018, Copaifera langsdorffii  , cerrado vegetation (D. Burckhardt & D.L. Queiroz) #263(5) ( NHMB, in 70% ethanol); 1 ♂, Vazante, Fazenda Bainha, -17.8817/8832 -46.9164/9165, 660– 670 m, 26.xii.2011, Copaifera langsdorffii  , cerrado, forest edge around farm (D. Burckhardt & D.L. Queiroz) #23(4) ( NHMB, in 70% ethanol); 1 ♂, 3 ♀, same but -17.8913/8841 -46.9163/9221, 660– 670 m, 29–30.x.2012, Copaifera langsdorffii  , cerrado vegetation, edges of disturbed forest, eucalypt plantation, creek (D. Burckhardt & D.L. Queiroz) #50(8) ( NHMB, in 70% ethanol); 2 ♂, Vazante, Votarantim Florestal, Fazenda Rio Escuro, -17.6890 -46.7536, 540 m, 16.iii.2015, Copaifera oblongifolia (D.L. Queiroz)  #683(1) ( NHMB, in 70% ethanol); 1 ♀, same but -17.6306 -46.6999, 500 m, 16.iii.2015 (D.L. Queiroz) #687(-) ( NHMB, in 70% ethanol); 2 ♂, 5 ♀, 13 immatures, same data as holotype but ( MZSP, NHMB, dry mounted, in 70% ethanol); 1 ♀, Três Marias, BR 040, km 250, -18.1349 -45.3886, 760 m, 10.vii.2012, scrub along road (D. Burckhardt & D.L. Queiroz) #37(-) ( NHMB, in 70% ethanol).— MS: 4 ♀, Rio Verde do Mato Grosso, BR 163, -18.9281/9519 -54.8357/9339, 350– 440 m, 13.xi.2012, cerrado vegetation, parc (D. Burckhardt & D.L. Queiroz) #67(-) ( NHMB, in 70% ethanol).

Material not included in type series. Brazil: 3 ♂, 2 ♀, Chapada, xi., forest, Acc. No. 2966 ( BMNH, dry mount- ed).

Description. Adult. Colouration. Similar to M. copaiferae  but forewing membrane, in mature specimens, infuscate, with dark brown or black dots radular spinules in cells r 1, r 2, m 1, m 2 and cu 1 as well as at apex of clavus ( Fig. 124View FIGURES 111–133); veins yellow or light brown with brown tips.

Structure. Head inclined in a 30° angle from longitudinal body axis. Genal processes irregularly narrowing towards blunt apex, 0.5 times as long as vertex along midline ( Fig. 115View FIGURES 111–133). Antenna 2.9 times as long as head width. Rostrum short, only apical segment visible in profile, 0.4 times as long as head width. Forewing ( Fig. 124View FIGURES 111–133) 2.8–2.9 times as long as head width, 2.2–2.4 times as long as wide, broadly, irregularly rounded apically, most strongly curved in cell r 2; pterostigma moderately long, broad at base, about as wide as adjacent part of cell r 1; cell cu 1 0.9 times higher than wide; surface spinules mostly restricted to pigmented areas in apical half of cell r 1, in the middle of cells r 2, m 1, m 2 and cu 1 along wing margin, and in cell cu 2 leaving broad spinule-free stripes along the veins. Metatibia 0.6–0.7 times as long as head width. Terminalia as in Figs 146, 147View FIGURES 134–156 and 161View FIGURES 157–167. Male proctiger 0.4 times as long as head width, with narrow, slightly curved posterior lobes basally. Paramere simple, lamellar, with weakly angular hind margin in apical third; apex ending in a single small, forward directed slerotised tooth; inner surface sparsely covered in long setae. Distal segment of aedeagus expanded in apical quarter, consisting of a distal oval dilatation and a proximal tooth; sclerotised end tube of ductus ejaculatorius short, almost straight. Female proctiger 1.2 times as long as head width, dorsal outline of apical half almost straight, apex obliquely truncate; circumanal ring 0.3 times as long as proctiger. Female subgenital plate 0.6 times as long as proctiger, apex pointed.

Measurements (in mm; 1 ♂, 1 ♀). Head width ♂ 0.68, ♀ 0.76; antenna length ♂ 1.96, ♀ 2.66; forewing length ♂ 1.90, ♀ 2.24; male proctiger length 0.26; paramere length 0.28; length of distal segment of aedeagus 0.28; female proctiger length 0.94.

Fifth instar immature. Colouration. Dirty whitish. Apices of flagellar segments brown. Sclerites on head and thorax dirty yellowish, laterally thoracic tergites with yellow orange dots, wing pads and legs yellowish grey. Abdomen with each a submedian and sublateral yellow orange dot on each segment, dorsally ( Fig. 171View FIGURES 168–174).

Structure. Body 1.6–1.8 times as long as wide. Antenna 9-segmented, often division of segment 8 and 9 incomplete, 1.9 times as long as forewing pad. Marginal setae on forewing pad weakly capitate, particularly the longer ones, long and medium long, the longer setae often longer than distance between bases of adjacent setae; setae on dorsum of wing pads indistinctly capitate. Circumanal ring large, strongly indented anteriorly.

Measurements (in mm) and ratios (3 immatures). Body length 1.80–2.26, antenna length 1.12–1.20.

Etymology. Noun in apposition. From Latin fumus = smoke and penna = feather, wing for its infuscate fore- wings.

Distribution. Brazil (GO, MG, MS).

Host plant, biology and habitat. Copaifera oblongifolia Mart.  ; adults were also collected on C. langsdorffii  which is a likely host.—Cerrado, disturbed vegetation, around plantations.

Comments. Mitrapsylla fumipennis  is similar to M. copaiferae  from which it differs as described under the latter. From other copaiba psyllids it differs as indicated in the key.

The specimens from ‘Chapada’ (BMNH) are not included in the type series as the apical dilatation of the aedeagus is slightly larger than in the other specimens. The provenience of the material is doubtful as ‘Chapada’ is a term used for mountains in different Brazilian states. Additional material with host and locality data is required for interpreting this morphological difference to types of C. fumipennis  .


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Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo


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Natural History Museum Bucharest


Embrapa Agrobiology Diazothrophic Microbial Culture Collection


Herbarium Messanaensis, Università di Messina