Macrohomotoma geniculata Mathur, 1975

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: 9

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Macrohomotoma geniculata Mathur, 1975


Macrohomotoma geniculata Mathur, 1975 

Distribution. India: Karnataka ( Mathur 1975), Uttahakhand ( Mathur 1975).

Host plant. Ficus microcarpa  ( Moraceae  ).

Comments. Hayat and Khan (2014) listed Macrohomotoma gladiata Kuwayama, 1908  (as gladiatum) on Ficus religiosa  as host of the encyrtid Psyllaephagus punensis Hayat & Khan, 2014  from India: Maharashtra. This is a likely misidentification of another species, possibly not even of Macrohomotoma  . There is no identification key for immatures of Macrohomotoma  species and the authors apparently did not have adults at hand. M. gladiata  occurs in China, Taiwan and Japan (Ryuku Islands) and has been introduced into the Mediterranean Basin and North America. It is monophagous on Ficus microcarpa  .