Acizzia Heslop-Harrison,

Rendón-Mera, Diana Isabel, Serna, Francisco & Burckhardt, Daniel, 2017, Generic synopsis of the jumping plant-lice (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Psylloidea) from Colombia, Zootaxa 4350 (3): -1

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4350.3.2

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C987CF-1A43-4F0C-73D5-FAB2EF60FEEA

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Plazi

scientific name

Acizzia Heslop-Harrison
status

 

Acizzia Heslop-Harrison 

( Figs 26View FIGURES 10 – 27, 54View FIGURES 47 – 58, 75, 76View FIGURES 71 – 76. 71, 82View FIGURES 81 – 83)

Diagnosis: Genal processes shorter than vertex, rounded or conical ( Fig. 26View FIGURES 10 – 27). Forewing oblong-oval; with or without pattern; costal break present; tapered pterostigma; cell cu1 high, leaning towards the base of wing ( Fig. 54View FIGURES 47 – 58). Metabasitarsus with 1 or 2 apical spurs. Male proctiger with a conspicuous posterior lobe which may or may not bear a secondary finger-like appendage.

Biology and damage: Attacks are mainly on young parts, causing chlorosis and necrosis and promoting the development of sooty mould due to the secretion of honeydew ( Burckhardt 1993). Immatures produce wax threads and tend to accumulate on axils of leaves, inflorescences and just below the flower buds ( Fig. 75View FIGURES 71 – 76. 71). When the population is high, they can also be found along the leaves ( Fig. 76View FIGURES 71 – 76. 71) (field observation).

Host-plants: Predominantly on Acacia  and Albizzia  ( Fabaceae  ) but also on other plant families such as Capparidaceae  , Loranthaceae  , Proteaceae  , Sapindaceae  and Solanaceae ( Taylor & Kent 2013)  .

Distribution: Old World. Some Australian species such as Acizzia uncatoides  were introduced into other continents ( Ouvrard 2017).— Colombia: Acizzia uncatoides (Hodkinson 1988)  .

Remarks: This is the first record of Acizzia acaciaebaileyanae  in South America.

Examined material: Acizzia uncatoides  : Cundinamarca: 8 (male, female)  , Bogotá, Teusaquillo: Barrio Belalcázar , 4°38’16.40”N, 74°4’39.73”W, 2562 m, 29-Jan-2015, Acacia  sp. (C. Mera), UNAB 1479View MaterialsGoogleMaps  ; 9 (male, female), Bogotá, 2-Mar-1981, Acacia  sp. (N. Ruíz), CTNI 54  ; 1 (male), Bogotá, Jardín Botánico, cerca Avenida José Celestino Mutis , 5-Feb-1991 (Isabel de Arévalo), ICN 090475  ; 1 (female); Subachoque , Agrobosques S.A, 23-Jan-1991 (Isabel de Arévalo), ICN 090477View Materials  ; 1 (female), Bogotá, Jardín Botánico, cerca Avenida José Celestino Mutis , 5-Feb-1991 (Isabel de Arévalo), ICN 090476  ; 1 (male), Subachoque, Borde de carretera, 31-Jan-1990 ( Isabel de Arévalo ), ICN 0 90479. Huila: 1 (male), El Pital, Vda. El Carmen, 2°16'N, 75°48'W, 921 mGoogleMaps  , 02-Nov- 2009 (D. Briceño), UNAB 1488View Materials.— Acizzia acaciaebaileyanae  : Cundinamarca: 4 (male, female)  , Bogotá, Teusaquillo: Barrio Belalcázar , 4°38'12.46 "N, W 74°4’43.85", 2562 m, 18-Feb-2015, Acacia  sp. (D. Rendón), UNAB 1488View Materials  .

ICN

Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Museo de Historia Natural

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Psyllidae