Ozotrioza styracearum Kieffer, 1905

Burckhardt, Daniel, Sharma, Anamika & Raman, Anantanarayanan, 2018, Checklist and comments on the jumping plant-lice (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) from the Indian subcontinent, Zootaxa 4457 (1), pp. 1-38: 23-24

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4457.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:A007D907-FA39-4537-ABDA-E25380BACEDE

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Ozotrioza styracearum Kieffer, 1905
status

 

Ozotrioza styracearum Kieffer, 1905 

Distribution. India: West Bengal ( Kieffer 1905).

Host plant. Unidentified Styracaceae  according to Kieffer (1905), emended to Symplocos theaefolia  [sic] (= lucida  ) ( Symplocaceae  ) by Houard (1922) who, however, did not explain this change.

Comments. As for Ozotrioza laurinearum  , Kieffer’s (1905) description of O. styracearum  is not diagnostic, though more detailed than that of the former, the type material is destroyed and the identity of the host questionable. Also, O. styracearum  was not reported again since its original description and its identity ramains doubtful. Trioza jambolanae Crawford, 1917  , an Asian species associated with Syzygium  spp. ( Myrtaceae  ) that also induces galls, matches the description of O. styracearum  in the body colour and size, the head shape including the genal processes, the antenna length, the 1+2 apical metatibial spurs, the forewing shape and the simple male proctiger. The species also displays the only two generic characters that Kieffer (1905) used for erecting Ozotrioza  : the widened two apical antennal segments and the metatibial base bearing several small teeth. The described triozid species associated with Styracaceae ( Matsumoto 1997)  or Symplocos ( Yang et al. 2013)  differ considerably from O. styracearum  in the forewing shape and venation. Based on this evidence, we conclude that O. styracearum  is identical or closely related to Trioza jambolanae  .

Kieffer (1905) erected Ozotrioza  for the two Indian species O. laurinearum  and O. styracearum  without designating a type species. The two species do not seem to be closely related (cf. comments on Ozotrioza laurinearum  and O. styracearum  ). For stabilising the nomenclature, we designate here O. styracearum  as type species of Ozotrioza  . This species is chosen as its description is more detailed and its identity established.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Triozidae

Genus

Ozotrioza