Paracarsidara 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

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Paracarsidara Heslop-Harrison 

( Figs 16View FIGURES 10 – 27, 37, 44, 45View FIGURES 37 – 46. 37 – 38, 50View FIGURES 47 – 58, 61View FIGURES 59 – 70, 78View FIGURES 77 – 80)

Diagnosis: Head about as wide as mesoscutum, deeply cleft; discal foveae as deep oblique grooves; median ocellus placed almost central on vertex ( Fig. 16View FIGURES 10 – 27). Antenna usually longer than 2/3 forewing length. Forewing ( Fig. 50View FIGURES 47 – 58) narrowing to a subacute apex, pterostigma present, costal break absent; M+Cu1 almost as long as R and Cu1; cell m1 large and wedge-shaped; cell cu1 without radular spinules; Cu2 distant from Cu1b. Metatibia with genual spine, apical spurs arranged as 1+3+1; metabasitarsus with single spur. Male subgenital plate with a laterodorsal appendage on either side ( Fig. 45View FIGURES 37 – 46. 37 – 38).

Biology and damage: Little is known about their biology. Briceño (2002) and Briceño & Hernández (2008) classified them as “trunk insects” (Spanish “insectos de fuste”) in reference to the damage found on branches of Bombacopsis quinata  ( Malvaceae  ).

Host-plants: Species within the Malvaceae  ( Brown & Hodkinson 1988; Hodkinson 1989).

Distribution: Neotropical ( Brown & Hodkinson 1988; Hodkinson 1989).— Colombia: Paracarsidara gigantea (Crawford)  .

Remarks: This is the first record of Paracarsidara dugesii  in Colombia. The report of Carsidara  by Vélez (1973) concerns Paracarsidara  which is the only genus of Carsidaridae  occuring in the New World ( Hollis 1987a).

Examined material: Paracarsidara dugesii  : Magdalena: 1 (female), Bahia de Gairaca, Parque Tayrona  , ca. 20 km N Santa Marta, 31-Oct-1985 (H.-G. Müller), MHNG; 1 (female), Villa de Culebra, nr. Bonda, ca. 10 km E Santa Marta, 01–11-Nov-1985 (H.-G. Müller), MHNG;— Paracarsidara  sp. 1: Antioquia: 10 (female), La Pintada, 5°44'31"N, 75°36'19"W, 600 m, Oct-1971, Malvaceae (A. Madrigal)  , MEFLG 1917 (UNAB 1138); 10 (male, female), Medellín, 6°15'46"N, 75°34'40"N, 1479 m, Oct-1972, Malvaceae (A. Madrigal)  , MEFLG 2010 (UNAB 1378).— Paracarsidara  sp. 2: Antioquia: 3 (male, female), San Jerónimo, 6°26'30"N, 75°43'40"W, 780 m, May- 1963, Ceiba  ( Malvaceae  ) (N. Delgado), MEFLG 2062 (UNAB 1375).— Paracarsidara  sp. 3: Norte de Santander: 3 (female), El Zuila, May-1978 (G. Martinez), CTNI 61.