Psyllaephagus procerus (Mercet, 1921)

Jerinić-Prodanović, Dušanka, Mihajlović, Ljubodrag & Stojanović, Aleksandar, 2019, Parasitoids of jumping plant-lice (Psylloidea, Hemiptera) from the family Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) in Serbia, Zootaxa 4577 (1), pp. 29-50: 38-39

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4577.1.2

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Psyllaephagus procerus (Mercet, 1921)
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Psyllaephagus procerus (Mercet, 1921) 

( Figs. 37 – 39View FIGURES 28–39)

Material examined. Acizzia jamatonica  from Albizia julibrissin, Zemun, Kej  , 14.vii.2015, ex pupa 1♂. Camarotoscena speciosa (Flor)  , from Populus nigra Linnaeus, Zemun-Lido  , 17.ix.2003. ex pupa 29.ix.2003. 1♀ 2♂♂; Zemun, Nova Galenika, 01.ix.2008. ex pupa 07.ix.2008 and 01.x.2008. 30♀♀ 1♂♂. Zemun, Geografski fakultet, 05.ix.2017. ex pupa 1♂. Cacopsylla bidens  , from Pyrus pyraster, Bgd—Karaburma  , 04.v.2006. ex pupa 15.v.2006. 1♀, 16.xi.2006. ex pupa 26.xi.2006. 1♀. Cacopsylla bidens  , from Pyrus communis  Zemun-fakultet, 24.vi.2006. ex pupa 28.vi.2006 1♀; 11.vii.2006. ex pupa 13.vii.2006. 1♀; 13.vii.2006. ex pupa 17.vii.2006. 3♀♀ 1♂, ex pupa 20.vii.2006. 1♀; Voluja, 25.v.2007. ex pupa 07.vi.2007. 4♀♀ 1♂. Cacopsylla pyrisuga  , from Pyrus pyraster, Vršački  breg, 15.vi.2006. ex pupa 23.vi.2006. 2♀♀. Psyllopsis discrepans (Flor)  , from Fraxinus  sp.

Bgd—Autokomanda, 13.v.2010. ex pupa 1♂, 15.ix.2010. ex pupa 01.x.2010. 6♂♂, Majdanpek, 25.v.2007. ex pupa 30.vi.2007. 1♀ 2♂♂, Vojvodinci, 04.ix.2006. ex pupa 1♂. Psyllopsis fraxinicola (Foerster)  , from Fraxinus  sp. Bgd—Autokomanda, 10.v.2007. ex pupa 22.v.2007. 1♀; Brodica, 25.v.2007. ex pupa 30.v.2007. 1♂; Vršački breg, 14.vi.2006. ex pupa 3♀♀; Zemun-Nova Galenika, 31.v.2007. ex pupa 08.vi.2007. 1♀ 3♂♂; ex pupa 10.vi.2007. 7♀♀ 4♂♂. Psyllopsis repens Loginova  , from Fraxinus  sp., Bgd—Autokomanda, 15.ix.2010. ex pupa 26.ix.2010. 2♂♂.

Trophic status. Parasitoid of psyllids (Noyes 2017).

Hosts. Coccidae  and Psyllidae  ( Cacopsylla  sp. C. pyri  , Psyllopsis fraxini (Linne))  ( Trjapitzin 1989; Yasnosh & Japoshvili 1999; Noyes 2017).

Distribution. West Palearctic and Central Asia.

Diagnosis. Head green. Antenna brown, three last segments light-colored. Scutellum blue green, metathorax and metasoma dark bronze, mesosoma green. Base of mesotibia of male dark. All coxae dark; femur, tibia and tarsus yellow; metafemur darkened. Scape as long as 4 – 5 flagellar segments, clava slightly longer than segment 3, flagellar segments 1 – 4 longer than wide, 5 – 6 square, 6 slightly longer than wide. The specimens match the description published by Nikolskaya (1952) and Trjapitzin (1989).

Comments. New record for Serbia.

Psyllaephagus procerus  was reared from seven jumping plant-lice, from three genera: Camarotoscena  ( C. speciosa  ), Cacopsylla  ( C. bidens  , C. pyri  and C. pyrisuga  ) and Psyllopsis  ( Ps. discrepans  , Ps. fraxinicola  and Ps. repens  ).

Psyllaephagus procerus  has been recorded in association with Cacopsylla  sp., ( Cacopsylla pyri  and Psyllopsis fraxini  ), as well as the oak scale Eulecanium ciliatum  ( Coccidae  ) so far (Noyes 2017). Here, Psyllaephagus procerus  is recorded in association with Cacopsylla bidens  , C. pyrisuga  , Psyllopsis discrepans  , Ps. fraxinicola  and Ps. repens  for the first time ( Table 2).