Azuraleurodicus pentarthrus Martin,

John H. Martin, 2004, Whiteflies of Belize (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Part 1 — introduction and account of the subfamily Aleurodicinae Quaintance & Baker, Zootaxa 681, pp. 1-86: 33-34

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.158856

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:09E88A9E-0B80-4D90-80FD-E743FCE3B89B

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/FD3C627A-FF82-FFA3-FF40-F936FB14FDD0

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scientific name

Azuraleurodicus pentarthrus Martin
status

 

Azuraleurodicus pentarthrus Martin 

( Figs 16, 65)

Azuraleurodicus pentarthrus Martin, in Martin & Polaszek, 1999: 1547  –1550. Holotype, Belize [examined].

DISTRIBUTION. Neotropical Region — Belize, Colombia, El Salvador.

COMMENTS. This species is notable for the delicately bluish­iridescent filaments secreted by its yellowish immature stages. Collecting in CFR subsequent to the description of A. pentarthrus  has revealed puparia on the following additional host plants: two species of Inga  ( Fabaceae  : Mimosoideae  ), Vismia camparaguey  ( Clusiaceae  ),? Acalypha  sp. ( Euphorbiaceae  ) and a vine belonging to the Phaseoleae  (Fabacae: Papilionoideae  ). No large colonies of this species have ever been discovered, the largest group available comprising less than 30 puparia, scattered under a Croton  leaf in CFR ( BMNH).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Aleyrodidae

Genus

Azuraleurodicus

Loc

Azuraleurodicus pentarthrus Martin

John H. Martin 2004
2004
Loc

Azuraleurodicus pentarthrus Martin, in Martin & Polaszek, 1999 : 1547

Martin 1999: 1547
1999