Trioza minor Crawford, 1912

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: 29

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A96C6F-FFAA-FFA0-4B9D-FE4B864EFC51

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scientific name

Trioza minor Crawford, 1912
status

stat. nov.

Trioza minor Crawford, 1912  , stat. nov.

Distribution. Bangladesh ( Hodkinson 1986, as Trioza fletcheri minor  ); India: Bihar ( Crawford 1912, as Trioza fletcheri minor  ; Mathur 1975, as Trioza fletcheri minor  ), Uttarakhand ( Mathur 1975, as Trioza fletcheri minor  ), Tamil Nadu ( Mani 1948, as Trioza fletcheri minor  ; Kandasamy 1986, as Trioza fletcheri minor  ); Pakistan ( Bodlah et al. 2012, as Trioza fletcheri minor  ).

Host plants. Terminalia  alata, T. arjuna  , T. catappa  , T. tomentosa  ( Combretaceae  ).

Comments. Crawford (1912) erected Trioza fletcheri minor  for a series of specimens which were slightly smaller than the nominal subspecies and which were collected on Terminalia  rather than Gmelina. Several subsequent studies showed that the two taxa differ slightly morphologically and in their host plants: T. fletcheri  on Mallotus  and T. fletcheri minor  on Terminalia  , respectively. Hodkinson (1986) concluded that ‘there seems no good reason why fletcheri minor  should not be recognized as a species separate from fletcheri  ’. We agree and raise the former to species level as Trioza minor Crawford, 1912  , stat. nov.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Psyllidae

Genus

Trioza