Stenopsylla gigantea ( 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: 25-26

publication ID

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

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

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A96C6F-FFAE-FFA5-4B9D-F96A86A7FE25

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scientific name

Stenopsylla gigantea ( Crawford, 1912 )
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Stenopsylla gigantea ( Crawford, 1912) 

Distribution. India: Assam (1 ♀, Kaziranga, 75 m, 7‒9.v.1975 (W. Wittmer & C. Baroni-Urbani) [ NHMBAbout NHMB, dry mounted]), West Bengal ( Crawford 1912, as Trioza gigantea  ; Mathur 1975, as Trioza gigantea  ); Nepal (3 ♂, 3 ♀, Kosi, Chichila, 27°28’N / 87°14’E, 1900‒2000 m, 3‒5.vi.2001, Symplocos  sp., Lithocarpus  / Castanopsis  forest and cleared areas (D. Burckhardt) #9a(3); 1 ♂, 1 ♀, 1 immature, same but Mure, 27°30’N / 87°16’E, 2000–2100 m, 6–8/ 11‒12.vi.2001, Symplocos  sp., Lithocarpus  / Castanopsis  and Ericaceae-sclerophyll forests, and cleared areas, #10a(3); 1 ♂, 1 ♀, same but Deorali, 27°24’N / 87°20’E, 1450 m, to peak at 2800 m, 27°24’N / 87°22’E, 14.vi.2001, Symplocos  sp., edges of Ericaceae  sclerophyll forest on steep slope, in some places with Quercus  , #15(1) [ NHMBAbout NHMB, dry mounted]).

Host plant. Symplocos  sp. ( Symplocaceae  ).

Comments. Crawford (1912) described Trioza gigantea  from a single female from the Darjeeling district and Mathur (1975) reported a few additional females from the same area. The record by Enderlein (1921) from Sikkim (as Dasymastix gigantea  ), repeated by Mathur (1975), is erroneous. Mathur (1975) added a morphologically similar taxon as Trioza gigantea ssp. curta  . Kandasamy (1980, 1986) studied the biology of T. gigantea  and T. gigantea ssp. curta  and recorded Vaccinium neilgherrense  and Symplocos cochinchinensis var. laurina  , respectively, as hosts. Recently we collected specimens of T. gigantea  in Nepal on Symplocos  sp. and conclude that Kandasamy (1980) has misidentified his material. T. gigantea ssp. curta  differs considerably from the nominal species suggesting they are two distinct species. The following nomenclatorial changes are proposed here: Stenopsylla curta ( Mathur, 1975)  , stat. and comb. nov. from Trioza  .

NHMB

Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Triozidae

Genus

Stenopsylla